Gov’t approves humanitarian aid for Serbia



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The Government approved on Tuesday a decision regarding the granting of free emergency humanitarian aid by Romania for the Republic of Serbia, and Bosnia-Herzegovina, as well as international assistance. According to a release from the Government remitted to Agerpres, the approved decision decided the ‘release from state reserves and granting as free humanitarian aid for the population in Serbia, Bosnia-Herzegovina affected by the natural calamities, some products in the form of foodstuffs, blankets, sleeping bags, sheets, pillow casings, and water, equivalent to the maximum amount of 880.000 lei.’ The quoted source states that as emergency assistance, a team to help with the evacuation of flooded areas will be sent, consisting of personnel and specialized equipment belonging to the Timis County National Inspectorate for Emergency Situations (ISU Timis).  “We are trying to help as much as possible two countries, Serbia first, and then Bosnia, badly hit by extreme weather.

Let’s not forget that we are still in danger ourselves. We must do all we can to diminish the impact of flooding,’ the prime minister said, asking institutions involved in fighting the weather impact to stay focused throughout this week.
Protection dam on Danube where flash flood is expected
About 150 gendarmes, unemployed and employees of Romanian Waters erected yesterday in the Mehedinti village Pristol a protection dam out of 500 bags of sand on the bank of the Danube, as the flash flood is expected to arrive at that area which has been flooded over the past few years. According to the mayor of Pristol village Ion Neamtu, the dam is to stretch over a couple of km. Yesterday the overflowing waters of the Danube went 500 meters inland, flooding the meadow. The Danube flash flood is expected to arrive in Mehedinti around May 22, when a water amount of 13,500 cubic meters per second is expected. Yesterday, the water debit was 12,300 cubic meters per second. The Danube is under Code Orange of flooding from Saturday to May 26, in the counties of Mehedinti, Dolj, Olt and Teleorman.

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