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RCB alert before downpours. Where the SMS alert was sent

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RCB sent an SMS alert to people staying in two provinces. As experts warn, heavy rainfall will occur there. The rivers may suddenly rise in some places.

“Attention! Today (August 31) and tomorrow heavy rainfall. Possible rapid flooding of the rivers. Prepare for possible flooding. Follow the weather reports” – this SMS was received on Tuesday morning by people staying in the provinces of Małopolskie and Śląskie.

The RCB informed that there is a possibility of sudden increases in water levels. There was an appeal to prepare for possible flooding and to follow weather reports.

Flood alerts were issued in three communes of the Małopolskie Voivodeship.

RCB alert. What is this

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RCB Alert is an SMS warning system against threats. There is no need to sign up for the RCB alert. People who find themselves in the area of ​​a potential life-threatening crisis will receive a short text message (SMS) on their mobile phone with information about the type of threat, location and source of the alert. It does not matter with which operator we have concluded the contract.

The amendment to the Telecommunications Law and some other acts of June 11, 2018 obliges all operators to immediately send a message to all users in the area specified by the Director of RCB. Messages are issued only in exceptional situations that may actually threaten human life and health. RCB sent an SMS alert to people in eight provinces. Experts warn that there will be storms, downpours, strong winds and hail. Flooding may occur in places.

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