Poland sends rescue team, equipment to Germany

Poland sent to Germany a firefighting rescue team and 70 devices to dry out flooded property on Monday to help with flood relief, the prime minister announced.

"Carrying out the promise of help that I gave to Chancellor Angela Merkel, Poland sent to Germany today a firefighting rescue team, and 70 devices for drying out flooded buildings, to help our neighbours deal with the effects of the tragic flooding in North Rhine-Westphalia," Mateusz Morawiecki wrote on Twitter.

During the worst flooding in decades, caused by storms and heavy rains, at least 170 people have been killed in Germany. Many homes, bridges, roads and railways have been destroyed. The floods have also affected Belgium.

Last week, Morawiecki sent condolences to Chancellor Merkel and promised the assistance of Polish emergency services. Aid was also offered to Belgium.