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Windstorms in Poland. Two people were injured, the guards intervened several hundred times

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The storms passed through Poland on Friday. Firefighters in Podlasie and Warmia and Mazury conducted several hundred interventions. In Bredynki (Warmia-Masuria Province), two people were injured after a branch fell on a moving car. In Podlasie on Saturday morning, about 1,500 customers were left without electricity.

During the last day in Warmia and Masuria, the fire brigade intervened about 300 times due to strong winds, informed the senior captain Karol Sadłowski. In Bredynki near Biskupiec, two people were injured when a branch fell on a passing car.

Most of the firefighting interventions concerned broken or fallen trees. The wind also damaged the roofs of several buildings. During the night from Friday to Saturday, it was quiet in the region.

The vast majority of energy failures in the region have already been removed. On Saturday morning, there were still 145 recipients without electricity in the vicinity of Ełk – said the duty officer of the voivode’s crisis management department. Most power failures were recorded on Friday until noon. At its peak, it did not have nearly 25,000. recipients.

One and a half thousand customers in Podlasie without electricity

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As Agnieszka Bajerska from PGE Dystrybucja informed on Saturday morning, in Podlachia, after electricity storms, there are still about 1.5 thousand. recipients. It is mainly about the Białystok Teren energy region. – The network is being repaired, broken poles or torn lines are being replaced. The most difficult damage is left, and it is repaired on Saturday morning – added Bajerska. The fire brigade did not notice any more serious reports at night, they went to the broken trees and damaged roofs. As the officer on duty in the Podlasie Voivodship Commander of the State Fire Service in Białystok informed on Saturday, 164 reports related to strong winds have been received since Friday morning.

One of the major events was the damage to a dozen or so cars in Białystok. A structure with photovoltaic panels fell on those cars parked in the company’s parking lot at Produkcyjna Street. As reported by the services, no one was hurt.

The wind tore off the solar panelsPAP / Artur Reszko

The wind tore off the solar panelsPAP / Artur Reszko

The wind tore off the solar panelsPAP / Artur Reszko

Main photo source: PAP / Artur Reszko

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