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RCB Alert on Saturday 06.07. Dangerous storms, strong wind

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RCB Alert. SMS warning of violent storms was sent on Saturday 06.07. Experts warned of strong gusts of wind, hail and heavy rain.

“Attention! Today (06.07) storms, strong wind, heavy rain and hail. Possible power outages. Secure things that can be carried away by the wind” – the RCB alert with this content was sent on Saturday to recipients in the following provinces:

  • West Pomeranian;
  • lubuskie;
  • Lower Silesian;
  • Greater Poland – poviats: Chodzież, Czarnków-Trzcianka, Gniezno, Gostyń, Grodzisk, Jarocin, Kościan, Krotoszyn, Leszno, Międzychód, Nowy Tomyśl, Obornicki, Piła, Poznań, Poznań, Rawicz, Szamotuły, Średa, Śrem, Wągrowiec, Wolsztyn, Września and Złotów;
  • Pomeranian – poviats: Bytów, Chojnice, Człuchów, Lębork, Słupsk and Słupsk;
  • Kuyavian-Pomeranian – poviats: Nakło, Sępolno, Żnin.

How to prepare

Experts have called for preparing replacement lighting – flashlights with spare batteries, because the wind can damage power lines. It is also worth removing all objects from windowsills and yards that can be carried away by the wind, and ensuring the safety of your pets, especially those staying outside.

“Let's remember to repark cars in a safe place if they were previously parked under trees,” RCB added. When driving, we should be especially careful, firstly because of the branches and trees that may break, and secondly because when leaving a sheltered road into an open space, there is a risk of the car being blown away.

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In cases that are or may be significant for safety, the fire department must be immediately informed by calling the emergency number 112.

What is an RCB alert?

RCB Alert is an SMS system for warning against threats. You do not need to sign up for an RCB alert. People who find themselves in the area of ​​a potential life-threatening crisis situation will receive a short text message (SMS) on their mobile phone with information about the type of threat, including its location, and the source of the warning. It does not matter which operator we have a contract with.

The amendment to the Telecommunications Law and certain other acts of 11 June 2018 imposes on all operators the obligation to immediately send a message to all users in the area specified by the RCB director. Messages are issued only in exceptional situations that may actually threaten human life and health.

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