High winds rip through Poland 09.04.2011 17:07 Hurricane winds have brought heavy damage to several regions of Poland.
The worse struck have been the West Pomeranian, Kujawsko-Pomorskie and Greater Poland regions, in the coastal north-west and north as well as in the mid-west of the country.
Spokesman for the National Fire Service Pawel Fratczak told Polish Radio local fire teams had to intervene in more than 1,600 cases over the past 24 hours.
Gusty winds of up to 100 km per hour brought down power lines depriving some 18 thousand households of electricity.
Six people, mostly drivers, sustained serious injuries when falling trees hit their vehicles. Cars were forced off the roads by powerful and gusty winds. Many houses have also suffered from blown off roofs.
Weather forecasts speak of a continuation of windy conditions on Sunday, though with subsiding force. ]
Heavy storms across Poland leave one dead 21.07.2011 08:35 Intense thunderstorms across Poland, Wednesday evening, caused widespread damage as well as the fatality of one person in the central Mazovian region.
The tragedy occurred in the village of Kolodziaz in the Wegrow district some 100 kilometres north-east of Warsaw, when a 30-year-old woman left her house.
Moments later, strong winds ripped off piece of roofing from a nearby barn and struck down the woman. Her brother was also sustained injuries, police have reported.
A woman in Warsaw is also reported to have been severely injured by a falling tree. Warsaw’s Chopin Airport was also closed between 17.40 – 18.20 CET on Wednesday due to the thunderstorm.
Rescue workers across the country have been called out over 3,300 times in the past 24 hours due to emergencies, ranging from localised flooding to damaged buildings due to excessive winds.
Poland’s meteorological office is warning of continuing heavy storms throughout Thursday in the eastern half of the country, with intense rain expected nationwide.
Looks bad, I wll say a prayer for all of those killed or hurt. Here we don't have to storms, but we have the heat, around 98, for the past few days, and could me more. We may have some rain, later this week, but not as bad as Poland, and we do need some rain, for our crops and lawns.
Oops, so far Poland has been considered a fairly safe country in the aspect of tornadoes and hurricanes.
But things are changing, extreme weather occurances happen regularly and experts are warning there will be more of them. And it doesn`t matter that Polish tornadoes are very mild compared to American ones - people in Poland are scared.
Storms wreak havoc in Poland 18.06.2016 10:45 Four people died and 28 were injured after storms hit Poland, damaging roofs and toppling trees. Scene of accident in Zgierz, central Poland. One person died when a tree fell onto a moving car amid high winds. Several hundred thousand people were left without electricity at one point as strong winds late on Friday damaged power lines. Firefighters were called out over 11,500 times. One person was killed after a moving car was hit by a falling tree. In another incident, a construction worker died after being crushed by a wall toppled by fierce winds. Paweł Frątczak, a spokesman for the Polish fire brigade headquarters, said on Saturday: "Our efforts consisted mainly of the removal of thousands of fallen trees which blocked streets and pavements and which damaged parked cars.
"We also secured damaged roofs and advertising billboards. In total, more than 48,600 firefighters were called out across the country."
Violent storms hit Poland 27.06.2016 08:31 Violent storms swept across Poland during the weekend, damaging roofs, delaying trains and flooding buildings. Firefighters were called out 1,392 times on Sunday to deal with the aftermath of torrential rain, high winds and in some places hail caused by storms that passed through the country. The majority of incidents were caused by strong winds, which toppled trees and damaged roofs, while heavy rain flooded buildings and streets. Trains were delayed in central Poland for several hours after a storm caused a power outage on a main line. Take-offs and landings were stopped at Warsaw’s Chopin Airport for about 30 minutes as a storm raged. The older part of the terminal suffered flooding. Air traffic was restored when the weather improved. The storms also cut power lines in south-eastern Poland, with an estimated 4,000 consumers left without electricity on Sunday night, while in north-eastern Poland, another 300 were waiting for their power to be restored.
We survived the storm in our summer house. It was strong but endurable.