More than 4,800 interventions because of strong wind

The Polish State Fire Department (PSP) announced that firefighters conducted 4,838 interventions on Sunday and Monday due to the windstorm “Ciara” also called “Sabina”.

Third person dies after being hit by roof blown off by winter storm Ciara

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Three people, who were hit by a torn roof of a ski rental in Bukowina Tatrzańska, southern Poland, have died. A total of twelve people have been injured because of weather conditions.

The majority of the interventions, 4,240, took place on Monday, including 907 in Podkarpackie province (south-east Poland), 699 in Dolnośląskie province (south-west Poland) and 550 in Małopolskie province (southern Poland).

“On Monday, the wind has damaged 871 buildings, including 607 residential ones. All of them were secured by firefighters. The largest number of buildings were damaged in Małopolskie province,” Paweł Frątczak, the spokesperson of PSP said.

Strong wind prevents emergency helicopter landing

An aircraft of the Helicopter Emergency Medical Service was called to a road accident on the A4 motorway, but had severe difficulties in landing...

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A total of 5,762 contingents of the State and Voluntary Fire Department took part in Monday’s interventions, which means nearly 26,000 firefighters involved.

The Governmental Security Bureau (RCB) reported on Tuesday morning that more than 6,600 households are still without electricity, most of them in Łódzkie province, central Poland.

The weather alerts warning of strong wind are still in force in 12 Polish provinces.