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Flooded basements, damaged roofs, no electricity. Supercell passed through Mielec

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Sunday in part of the country is marked by violent weather. A supercell storm passed through Mielec (Podkarpackie) in the afternoon. The wind broke trees and damaged power lines. Basements were also flooded. Firefighters in the entire province carried out over 200 interventions.

As reported on Sunday by the officer on duty at the Provincial Crisis Management Center in Rzeszowuntil 8:30 p.m. firefighters intervened 230 times. They were mainly deployed to remove broken branches and twigs from power lines, roads and sidewalks. Firefighters also helped pump water out of flooded basements and cleared road culverts. Fortunately, during storm no one was injured. – In 10 cases they helped secure damaged roofs on farm and residential buildings – added the WCZK officer on duty. Late Sunday evening, around 5.8 thousand customers in the Podkarpacie region, mainly in the areas of Krosno, Rzeszów and Mielec, had no electricity.

A supercell thunderstorm passed through Mielec

At around 2:40 p.m., a supercell storm passed through Mielec (Podkarpackie Province), which caused material damage in the city. As Junior Brigadier Bartłomiej Bieniek, press officer of the State Fire Service in Mielec, told tvnmeteo.pl, as a result of the violent weather, firefighters recorded about a few dozen incidents. Interventions mainly concerned removing fallen trees from roads and sidewalks. Strong winds damaged two buildings – one residential, the other farm. The roof of the first one was torn off.

How strong the storm was can be seen in the recording:

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This is how the storm was approaching MielecStorm Observer Network Reporting System User, Bartek

On Kontakt 24 we received photos and a recording of fallen trees in Mielec.

After the storm in Mielec

The effects of the storm in MielecAkena24 Reader

The effects of the storm in MielecAkena24 Reader

Damage in the Podkarpacie region after stormsStorm Observer Network Reporting System User Anna

Flooded street in Podkarpacie after stormsStorm Observer Network Reporting System User Zbyszek

Main image source: Daniel Baron

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