The RCB alert was issued in nine voivodeships. On Thursday and Friday, strong, gusty winds will pose a threat to much of the country. Experts ask for caution and remind people to secure items that may be carried away by the wind.
“Attention! Today and tomorrow (21/22/12) strong winds are forecast. Possible power outages. Secure items that may be blown away by the wind. RCB alert with this content was sent to the inhabitants of the voivodeships:
- West Pomeranian Voivodeship;
- Kuyavian-Pomeranian Voivodeship;
- Lower Silesia;
- Masovian Voivodeship (counties: Sierpc, Żuromin, Gostynin, Płock and Płock);
- Warmian-Masurian Voivodeship (counties: Działdowo, Nowe Miasto, ElblągElbląg, Iława and Ostróda).
Experts reminded us to remove all items from windowsills and yards that may be carried away by the wind, as well as to park our cars in 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 car being blown away.
What is an RCB alert?
Alert RCB 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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