Floodwaters Threaten Warsaw, Claim at Least 14 in Poland
Posted on May 25, 2010
The Polish people are having a rough time of it this spring. At least 14 people have died in recent days after Poland’s largest river, the Vistula, flooded an area some 50 miles away from Warsaw, and the capital city is in danger of becoming waterlogged as well. —KA
Poland’s prime minister has promised tens of millions of dollars in aid, while Russia has also offered to help.
A spokesman for the national fire brigade, Pawel Fratcak, was quoted as saying that flood levels on the Vistula and the Oder were at levels unseen since the late 19th Century.
Areas near the city of Polk, north-west of Warsaw, were among the worst affected.