Prime Minister Beata Szydło: Situation after the windstorms is under control

This morning, we have received reports form voivodes and voivodship chief commanders on the situation in individual regions. They say that the situation is under control, informed Prime Minister Beata Szydło at the Monday coordination briefing with Mariusz Błaszczak - the head on Ministry of the Interior and Administration, the voivodes of regions affected by windstorms, and the chief commanders of services.

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The situation after the windstorms

As Prime Minister Szydło pointed out, the effects of recent storms are already being removed in some voivodships, whereas in others safety work is still underway as the weather conditions are not completely stabilised yet. We do our best to ensure that all households have electricity as soon as possible, stated the Prime Minister. Unfortunately, there have been two casualties. I would like to extend my condolences to the families of the victims. Sixteen people have been injured, including five firemen and one volunteer. The affected families have been taken care of, ensured Beata Szydło.

Word of thanks for the services

She added that the incurred loss and damage are currently being estimated, the voivodes are working on the site and are in constant contact with local governments. The Prime Minister called on the latter to get engaged in this activity and to support the voivodes in the process of estimating loss and damage and in securing the property. Beata Szydło thanked the firemen, policemen, paramedics, and medical and energy services for their efforts, proving once again that Poles can always count on them.

The current situation

The fierce storms that hit Poland have damaged buildings and infrastructure in seven voivodships. The State Fire Service intervened almost 8 thousand times. Currently, around 26 thousand homes have no electricity, mostly in the following voivodships: Dolnośląskie – 5.4 thousand, Małpolskie – 3.4 thousand, Mazowieckie – 3 thousand, Lubelskie – 2.8 thousand and Śląskie – 2.5 thousand. Repair work is underway.

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