Prime Minister Sorin Grindeanu thanks the intervention teams for the dedication of their actions in handling emergency situations and encourages solidarity through frosty weather.
“Today’s review of Romania under the snows reveals yet again, the dedication of intervention teams, that surpass themselves in the mission they have to accomplish. The photo of the Inspectorate for Emergency Situation (ISU) Bucharest-Ilfov firefighters putting down a fire doesn’t need a caption. Congratulations to the pilots of the Ministry of Interior who have carried out today, until 17:00 hrs, twelve medical missions in order to transport to hospitals a number of 14 people, out of which three children!,” wrote PM Grindeanu on Facebook.
At the same time, the Prime Minister thanks all people who have understood that solidarity is necessary during this period.
“As you well know, tonight is a very frosty one. Beyond the activities of the state institutions that I know really well, I had the curiosity to find out what happens at the level of support of the associations, the NGOs, the companies and the individuals. I was happy to find online communications with initiatives of gathering food, blankets, socks/clothes or hosting of the homeless and the poor during the cold weather. On such days, many times, a warm jacket can save a life. I thank all those who understood that solidarity is still necessary today! (…) I am convinced that you know of other initiatives and simple gestures that make the difference and that is why I invite you to share them. Let’s stay together!, further states Sorin Grindeanu.
The Prime Minister provides some examples of initiatives of help for the needy during this period, respectively the ones carried out by the Orthodox Students’ Association in Timisoara, Samusocial Romania and the Carusel Association, and the Temporary Night Shelter Odesa in Bucharest.
Monday to Tuesday was the coldest this winter, in Romania, with temperatures reaching even minus 30 degrees Celsius in depressions, while in Bucharest the forecasted minimum stood at minus 23 degrees Celsius, according to data presented by the National Weather Administration (ANM).