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Town flooded in southern Poland

PR dla Zagranicy
Nick Hodge 29.05.2014 09:06
Over a hundred homes were flooded in the town of Glucholazy, southern Poland, amid another wave of torrential downpours on Wednesday night.

Photo: glucholazy.eu

The worst damage was done between about 9 pm and 10 pm local time. One road collapsed and others were made impassable.

The biggest wave of water reached a height of almost 2 metres, when a stream broke its banks on the outskirts of the town. In the town centre, levels were less than a metre high.

“The losses could be very large,” commented Deputy Mayor Roman Sambor.

Problems in the region have been exacerbated this week by heavy rain in the nearby Czech Republic, with water flowing into Poland from rivers over the border.

Woman killed by lightning in Lublin

A 53-year-old woman was killed by lightning in Lublin, south east Poland, on Wednesday evening, becoming the second person to fall victim to a lightning bolt this week.

The woman's husband was also injured in the accident, but his life is not threatened.

The Government Centre for Security (RCB) has warned that Lower Silesia could experience more storms on Thursday, accompanied by hailstones. (nh)

Source: IAR

tags: Floods, storms
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