PM promises assistance to flooded regions in Poland's south

PM promises assistance to flooded regions in Poland's south. Łukasz Gągulski/PAP

Prime Minister Mateusz Morawiecki declared on Thursday that, "we will be together with residents in all places in the southern province of Małopolska, which are threatened by river flooding."

The PM attended a meeting in Kraków (southern Poland) on Thursday morning of a crisis team formed in connection with the current situation in the region affected by floods. The meeting was also attended by deputy PM Beata Szydło, Interior Minister Joachim Brudziński and Infrastructure Minister Andrzej Adamczyk.

"We agreed that Minister Brudziński will personally supervise the work of all services in the Podbeskidzie region (southern Poland), where the situation is very difficult," Morawiecki wrote on Twitter. He also promised all local residents in regions which are threatened by river flooding, that they will not be left alone.

He declared that he will visit some of the most flood-threatened sites on Thursday. "We will be monitoring the situation. We want to offer assistance to all people on site," he said.