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Storms cause havoc round Poland

PR dla Zagranicy
Roberto Galea 22.08.2016 09:02
Heavy storms and strong winds have caused damage around Poland, with firefighters responding as many as 350 calls for assistance.
Cars were damaged by the fallen trees. Photo: PAP/Marek ZimnyCars were damaged by the fallen trees. Photo: PAP/Marek Zimny

Most of damage was reported in the regions of Silesia, lower Silesia in the south of the country, Zachodniopomorski in the north and Łódzkie in central Poland.

“The firefighters primarily removed hundreds of trees which were felled and broken by the strong winds. These trees blocked streets and roads. Water was also pumped out from flooded basements,” the spokesman for the National Fire Brigade told the IAR news agency.

The worst hit areas on Sunday afternoon were Chorzów and Siemianowice Sląskie in the south, which saw a small tornado passing through, damaging the roofs of eight buildings. (rg)

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