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Storms wreak havoc in Poland

PR dla Zagranicy
Victoria Bieniek 11.07.2017 08:32
Nearly 6,000 firefighters were called out more than 1,000 times before midnight on Monday to clear up storm damage.
Photo: Karol Łach. OSP Łomianki.Photo: Karol Łach. OSP Łomianki.

Fierce winds and heavy downpours wreaked havoc across the country on the night between Monday and Tuesday.

"By far the most call outs were to remove fallen trees, broken branches, damaged roofs," a fire department spokesman said.

"The most serious [incident] was a damaged roof in Kamienica (western Poland)… a strong wind ruined some 100 square metres of the roof. The chimney fell into the building and damaged the walls inside the house. Five people were evacuated," he added. (vb/pk)

Source: IAR

tags: storms, weather
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