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Effects of the storm in Pomerania. Over 17,500 homes are still without power. Power grid failures after strong winds

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Cyclone Ulf caused storms in Poland. Firefighters intervened mainly due to fallen trees and poles, broken branches and damaged buildings. The effects of the strong wind were also felt on Sunday – in the morning there were still over 17.5 thousand homes without power. recipients from the Gdańsk and Koszalin branches.

Due to Saturday’s storms, firefighters intervened in the Pomeranian Voivodeship nearly 1,700 times. In part of the province, the effects of strong winds are still felt – there are still households without electricity. As reported on Sunday by the press office of the Provincial Headquarters of the State Fire Service in Gdańsk, from Friday morning to Saturday until 22. firefighters recorded 1697 interventions. It was mainly about fallen trees, broken branches, advertising banners and damaged roofs. Firefighters intervened the most times in the Bytów poviat – 216; Wejherowo – 210; Kartuskie – 202 and Słupsk – 172. There are currently no new reports of damage caused by the wind.

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Effects of storms in SłupskTSO Objazda, TSO Potęgowo, TSO Biesowice

The fix will take until Monday

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The map on the website of Energa Operator shows that in a large part of the Pomeranian Voivodeship emergency and mass shutdowns of electricity are underway due to grid damage. Mass failures occur in the following poviats: Bytów, Chojnice, Gdańsk, Kartuski, Kościerzyna, Lębork, Puck, Starogard, Świecie, Tczew, Wejherowo and in Gdańsk, Gdynia and Sopot. In parts of the Pomorskie and Zachodniopomorskie voivodships, over 17.5 thousand customers are without electricity, according to Energa Obrót on its website. 140 energy emergency brigades have been operating in the field since yesterday.

– The largest number of failures concerns the Kartuzy and Bytów regions, in each of them about 3.5 thousand customers are constantly without power supply – informs Grzegorz Baran, coordinator of Energa Operator for contact with the media.

He said it could take until Monday to restore power to all customers.

– We assume that today we should be able to restore the medium-voltage network to operation, so we should be able to supply a significant part of these consumers without energy supplies, but there are still low-voltage repairs to be made, individual connections. So it may happen that several hundred customers will still be without power until tomorrow – he emphasizes.

A strong wind destroyed part of the Gdańsk cemeteryPAP/Adam Warżawa

Removing the effects of the hurricane wind at ul. Partisans in Gdańsk.PAP/Adam Warżawa

“The next gale is coming our way”TVN24

Main photo source: TSO Objazda, TSO Potęgowo, TSO Biesowice

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