No State of Emergency as Flood Waters Recede
While the flood waters are receding in Krakow, many places in southern Poland remain under water. However, last night Prime Minister Donald Tusk met with government officials managing the flood crisis and agreed that declaring a national state of emergency, which would delay the 20 June elections, would not be beneficial to current aid efforts in the country.
As of this morning, 13 places along the Wisła River remain in states of emergency, down from 32 on Tuesday. In Krakow, the Wisła is now at a level of 792 cm, or just under three metres above the emergency level, and down significantly from its peak of 957 cm.
The Wanda Bridge is now operational, though the Dębnicki Bridge remains closed.