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EU Civil Protection Mechanism activated to support Poland in managing severe floods


Today at 05:30 Brussels time, Poland activated the EU Civil Protection Mechanism requesting support in addressing the severe floods currently affecting large areas of the country. The request for high capacity pumping equipment and teams was immediately communicated to all Participating States through the Commission's Monitoring and Information Centre (MIC) which coordinates European response for Civil Protection. Poland has now activated the Mechanism because it expects that its national response capacities will become overwhelmed in the next few hours due to the persisting heavy rains.