Strong winds and rain cause havoc in Łódź. 167,000 households left without electricity

Strong winds and heavy rain have caused destruction in the Łódź region during the night from Thursday to Friday. Some 167,000 households have been cut off from electricity while emergency services were called out over 1,200 times.

The Sieradz and Bełchatów districts were among the hardest hit in the Łódź region. – Among the injured people was a firefighter and a mother with her daughter who got caught up in an accident in the eastern part of Łódź – says Jolanta Kowalik-Gęsior from the regional crisis management center in Łódź. – There were no fatalities, – she added.

Although heavy rain continues today, emergency services are working to restore electricity to the affected households and are confident that power at those households will be restored today.

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Source: Łódź regional crisis management center

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