Locked content Over 8k farms destroyed in August storms

August storms destroyed about 8.5k farms and 72k hectares of crops – according to the estimates of the Ministry of Agriculture. In Pomorskie voivodship some 2k farms were destroyed, followed by 2.1k farms in Wielkopolskie voivodship, 2k in Kujawsko-Pomorskie, and 1.3k in Lower Silesia. The gov...

Locked content PZU expects PLN 200 mln in claims after last week’s storms

WSE-listed, state-owned insurer PZU has received 26k claims following storms last week so far, and estimates potential damages at around PLN 200 million, company’s CEO Paweł Surówka said. “We had estimated that the number of damage claims following the storms would exceed 30k and at this point, 26k ...

Locked content PZU expects over 30k claims after last week’s storms

WSE-listed, state-run insurer PZU expects the total number of claims filed in the aftermath of last week’s storm to “significantly exceed 30k,” the company said. So far the number of property and farm damage claims reached 16k, while the number of vehicle damage claims is in the 6k range. The compan...

Locked content The sixth victim of last week’s storms dies

A 60-year-old woman died in hospital on Tuesday, becoming the sixth casualty of the storm the hit northern and western Poland on Friday. She was hiding in the shed along with her husband when the building collapsed. She was taken to a nearby hospital where she eventually passed away. Her husband did...

Locked content Five dead in storms across Poland

Five people, including two teenage girl scouts, were killed and more than 30 were injured as a result of falling trees in a series of severe storms that hit Poland on Friday night. The girls, 13 and 14, were crushed by falling trees while sleeping in a tent when a storm hit their campground. TheR...

Locked content Heavy storms in the south of Poland

In Lesser Poland, heavy rains have caused houses and institutions to flood. Lesser Poland’s fire department press secretary Sebastian Woźniak informed Polish Radio about incoming emergency calls in the middle of the night from Wednesday to Thursday. Firefighters have noted 200 interventions in...