Flash floods return to south east Poland

July 28, 2011Poland – Although the scale of the flooding is decidedly smaller than last year’s disaster – which saw 23,000 people evacuated across the country – about 500 homes have been deluged with water in the Sandomierz area alone. This morning marked the second day of pumping water from damaged homesteads. Besides flooded homes, roads and pavements have incurred significant damage. The adjoining Tarnobrzeg county has also been badly hit. “The sudden downpours have flooded several parts of Tarnobrzeg,” said Zbigniew Baran, a senior officer in the local fire brigade. “Sewers, drainage ditches, as well as cellars and other parts of homes and farm buildings have all been flooded,” he confirmed. “Sandomierz and Tarnobrzeg are in a specific situation,” concluded Wieslaw Lesniakiewicz, Chief Commander at the National Headquarters of the Fire Brigade. –The News Pl
Heavy rains in Poland have caused flooding in parts of Sandomierz, a town in the country’s south that was badly hit by massive floods last year. Firefighters are working Wednesday to pump water out of basements and flooded yards after a night of rain. Streets in some Warsaw suburbs were also flooded. Weeks of torrential rains in 2010 caused two waves of massive flooding in Poland and neighboring countries that destroyed dikes and caused widespread damage. The flooding in Sandomierz on Wednesday, while on a much smaller scale, occurred in areas where people are still rebuilding after last year’s damage. More rain is expected across Poland in the next days. –RSOE
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1 Response to Flash floods return to south east Poland

  1. herpies_free_since_03 says:

    I feel really sorry for those who have los their home and/or any family members. As flooding in Poland is still a problem, there will most likely be more to come. I feel like they could find someway to protect the poles against floods better.


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