The National Administration for Meteorology (ANM) might issue an Orange Code for blizzard in the first half of Friday night in four counties, ANM director Ion Sandu announced. The concerned area – Teleorman, Olt, Arges and Dambovita counties in southern Romania – includes the A1 motorway linking Bucharest to Pitesti.
A simple weather information is expected for Sunday and Monday, Sandu also told prefects and emergency intervention structures in a video conference on Friday afternoon.
The centre of the blizzard will move eastwards early on Saturday; wind will blow weaker on Sunday, possibly carrying the ground snow in Oltenia (southwest) until Monday, but precipitations will be of lower intensity and not require even a lesser Yellow Code warning..
ANM had issued a Yellow Code warning on Thursday, for snowfalls and blizzard in Bucharest and 24 counties in southern and central Romania, from 4pm on Friday to 2pm on Saturday, reports Agerpres.
IntMin Oprea: Over 14,800 forces ready to act amid weather warning
Over 14,800 forces of the Internal Affairs Ministry are ready to take action in the counties for which a Code Yellow warning of heavy snowfalls is in place, Minister Gabriel Oprea announced on Friday.
‘As of this morning, we have enhanced the operational capability in the counties for which a weather warning will be in place starting 4 p.m.; they belong to the forces of the inspectorates for emergencies as well as the Police and Gendarmerie. At this moment, we have more than 14,800 ministry forces ready nationwide to take action in order to contain the dangerous weather effects’, Oprea, also a vice prime minister told a video-conference with the county heads and the bodies for emergency situations.