The RCB alert was sent on Sunday to residents of parts of the West Pomeranian and Pomeranian Voivodeships. Strong gusts of wind are expected in these regions, which may cause power outages and carry away unsecured items.
“Attention! Strong winds forecast at night and tomorrow (24/25/12). Possible power outages. Secure items that may be carried away by the wind” – an SMS message with the following content was sent to recipients in the following voivodeships:
Experts advise to remove all items from windowsills and yards that may be carried away by the wind, as well as to move cars parked under trees to a safe place. You should also take care of the safety of animals, especially those staying outdoors. RCB added that it is worth preparing replacement lighting because the wind may damage power lines.
We should pay special attention when driving a car – the wind may break branches and trees, and when going out into the open there is a risk of the vehicle being blown away.
What is an RCB alert
RCB Alert is an SMS threat warning system. You do not need to sign up for an 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, its location, and the source of the warning. It does not matter which operator we have concluded a contract with.
The amendment to the Telecommunications Law and certain other acts of June 11, 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 pose a real threat to human life and health.
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