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August 1, 2021
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Orange code flood warning starts tonight in six counties

Small rivers in the Cerna and upper Jiu basins, tributaries of the Jiu and lower Olt rivers on the territory of six counties will be under an orange code flood warning that started at midnight and lasts until 6.00 PM today, the National Institute of Hydrology and Water Management (INHGA) informs. The orange code is instated on the aforementioned river segments, where flash-floods might occur, fed by torrents flowing down the hillsides. Besides the orange code flood warning instated yesterday, the weather services also extended the yellow code storm warning issued Monday for most of the country, except nine counties from western and south-eastern Romania. It will stay in effect until tonight, at 11.00 PM, the National Weather Administration (ANM) announced. The storm warning will be in effect throughout the whole country, except the west and south-east, respectively the counties of Satu Mare, Bihor, Arad, Timis, Caras-Severin, Galati, Braila, Tulcea and Constanta. Worth mentioning in the context, heavy rain affected Monday evening several localities from Hunedoara and Bihor counties, inundating farmlands, yards and basements, and hampering traffic on several streets and national roads. In the centre and north of Hunedoara County, the quantities of precipitations exceeded 40 liters per square meter, according to Agerpres. In the town of Deva, several streets and basements were flooded, while at Brad a whole district was cut from power by a storm. At Borod, Bihor County, 20 households were inundated and an important segment of national road was covered by water.

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