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Storms in Poland. Flooded roads, broken trees. The most difficult situation in Pomerania

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Due to the storms on Friday, firefighters intervened over 1,500 times throughout the country, most of them in Pomerania. Rain flooded the streets and strong winds broke trees. We receive weather reports on Kontakt 24.

On Friday, a large area of ​​Poland experienced violent storms with downpours, hail and strong winds. The Institute of Meteorology and Water Management has issued storm warnings for the entire country. Also valid Government Security Center alert.

By 8 p.m., firefighters had received 1,559 calls related to removing the effects of strong winds and flooding, informed the spokesman for the Chief Commandant of the State Fire Service, Senior Brigadier Karol Kierzkowski. The largest number of incidents was recorded in the following provinces: Pomerania – 363, West Pomerania – 195, Mazovia – 184, Kuyavian-Pomeranian – 176 and Łódź – 133.

Flooded streets, overturned bicycles

As a result of intense rainfall in Gdańsk roads were flooded. In some places, strong winds knocked over city bicycles and scattered construction materials onto the streets.

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The storm passed through GdańskTVN24

The storm passed through GdańskTVN24

As a result of strong winds, a shipyard crane standing at the quay on Ostrów Island fell into the Kashubian Canal in Gdańsk. No one was hurt in the incident.

Flooding occurred in Kościerzyna. Mayor Dawid Jereczek said that the most difficult situation was on Szopińskiego and Kowalska streets. He said that “a lot of water fell in a very short time.”

Flooding in KościerzynaNew Pomerania Kościerzyna

We received recordings showing the downpour passing over Kościerzyna Contact 24.

Weather breakdown in Kościerzyna

People without electricity in West Pomeranian Voivodeship

In Western Pomerania, storms caused damage to power grids. As reported by the Provincial Crisis Management Center in Szczecin, around 16 in the western part of the voivodeship, 5,800 customers had no electricity, mainly in Goleniów and the surrounding area. In the Koszalin part of the voivodeship, approximately 400 households remained without electricity.

– Firefighters worked to pump out water from flooded basements and remove windbreaks – said the WCZK officer on duty.

Storms also hit the Masovian Voivodeship, among others. The storm passed over Warsaw and surrounding counties.

TVN24, tvnmeteo.pl, PAP, Nowe Pomorze Kościerzyna

Main photo source: New Pomerania Kościerzyna

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