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Thunderstorms sweep across Poland

21.06.2020 10:00
Fire crews were called out over 1,600 times after a string of storms with heavy rainfall ravaged parts of Poland on Sunday night.
Heavy rain and flooding hit a hospital in Szczyrzyc, Lesser Poland.
Heavy rain and flooding hit a hospital in Szczyrzyc, Lesser Poland.Photo: PAP/Grzegorz Momot

Among the hardest hit were the regions of Silesia and Upper Silesia, and the central Mazowieckie province.

The call-outs were to remove fallen trees and pump water from flooded buildings, the national news agency PAP reported on Sunday.

Last night's heavy rainfall caused severe flooding in a local hospital in Szczyrzyc, a town in Lesser Poland Province. The patients were moved to upper floors.

Also, over 2,000 households were still without power early Sunday afternoon after the storms rolled through the night.

(ał)

Source: PAP