Effects of Wednesday's storm: Injured children and damaged cars


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By Irina Nikolaeva | Prague Every day Monitor |

27 August 2020

Meteorologists promised a robust wind on Wednesday, however residents didn’t anticipate it to turn into a storm.

Firefighters declared the third alarm degree out of four. They announced 400 cases of timber falling on the automobiles. A lot of the accidents happened in the Central Bohemian, Plzeň, Ústí nad Labem, and Hradec Králové areas. Prague had several instances of timber falling down on objects, for example, at Chodov and Hloubětín districts.

In Chlumec nad Cidlinou, the wind destroyed the bouncy castle for youngsters in Fajnpark. Five youngsters aged from three to seven years suffered average and minor injuries like chest contusions. Another youngster has a critical head damage. After the accident, this baby was transported by helicopter to the University Hospital (Fakultní Nemocnice) in Hradec Králové, introduced Anatolij Truhlář, chief doctor of the Hradec Králové Rescue Service Middle and chairman of the Czech Resuscitation Council. The kid’s situation isn't crucial.

Other harmful places for the windy weather are forests and places with a lot of timber. The Šumava National Park had seen some timber falling, as properly. Someday before that, the administration beneficial avoiding a day within the park. For prevention measures, the Prague municipality banned the lighting of a fireplace in forests until Friday,

The only exceptions are the Zlín region and the southern districts of the South Bohemian, South Moravian, and Vysočina regions. As for different districts, firefighters advocate securing windows and doors and to be careful while driving. Throughout this kind of weather, guests to mountain areas are really helpful to keep away from climbing. The wind is predicted to proceed in the course of the night time.