The storm “Nadia” also caused severe damage in the eastern neighboring countries of Germany. Two people die in Poland and the Czech Republic.
Warsaw/Prague – The storm “Nadia” claimed one fatality in Poland and the Czech Republic and caused serious damage.
A 27-year-old died on Sunday in northern Poland’s Pomeranian Voivodeship when a tree fell on his car. Another person was injured in the accident.
Thousands of firefighters deployed across Poland to clear fallen trees from the streets and secure roofs. According to the authorities, around 680,000 households were without power due to damaged lines.
In the Czech Republic, a five-meter-high wall in an industrial area near Prague collapsed due to the wind and buried two workers. One of them died at the scene, the other was taken to a hospital with broken bones. The police have started investigations into the accident in the municipality of Velke Pritocno west of the capital.
In the Czech Republic, too, fallen trees caused many fire brigade operations. More than 30,000 households were affected by power outages. There were delays and cancellations in rail traffic. In the low mountain ranges, the wind gusts reached hurricane force. The mountain rescue service advised against ski tours.
The strong wind also made it difficult to extinguish the fire in a warehouse in Mlada Boleslav, almost 50 kilometers north-east of Prague. More than a hundred firefighters fought the flames there for hours. The property damage was estimated at the equivalent of more than 40 million. dpa