Heavy storms, tornado damage Poland

Strong wind and heavy rainfall hit central Poland on Friday, while a tornado struck the Baltic coastal village Ustronie Morskie. Seven holiday houses were destroyed there while several people suffered minor injuries.

Fire brigades intervened almost 1000 times, mostly regarding strong wind and flooding. Grzegorz Świszcz, deputy director of the Government Centre for Security, reported that at the moment, 28,915 people remain without electricity as a result of strong wind.