IGSU review: 42 trees broken down by the wind, household annexes and yards flooded by storms in 26 localities in the country

Firefighters intervened to remove the consequences of the storms in 26 localities from 11 counties, 42 trees being removes from the road or cars and water being evacuated from several basements, household annexes and yards, according to a review of the General Inspectorate for Emergency Situations (IGSU) released on Tuesday morning.

91 immediate announcements and warnings of code yellow and orange of rain, wind intensification, electric discharges and small hail, have been issued at national level.

Following the dangerous meteorological phenomena, bad weather consequences have been recorded in 26 localities from the counties of Alba, Arges, Bacau, Bihor, Braila, Brasov, Buzau, Cluj, Calarasi, Caras-Severin, Constanta, Covasna, Dambovita, Gorj, Galati, Giurgiu, Hunedoara, Harghita, Ilfov, Ialomita, Neamt, Prahova, Sibiu, Satu-Mare, Salaj, Suceava, Teleorman, Timis, Tulcea, Vaslui, Valcea, Vrancea and Bucharest .

“Firefighters acted to support people and local public administration in order to remove 42 trees from the road or cars and to evacuate water from 7 houses, 6 household annexes, 13 yards and 6 basements. The strong wind also affected 4 roofs” shows the review.

Rains and alluviums on the road caused difficult traffic on DN1 (close to Sinaia, Prahova Conty) and on DJ 203 K (close to Lopatari, Buzau County); specialized teams intervened to fix the situation.

On Tuesday morning, there were no situations requiring the intervention of the military firefighter teams at national level.

However, given that dangerous meteorological phenomena are forecasted in the coming period, in most of the country, firefighters recommend people to shelter in their houses or other spaces that provide their protection and to disconnect the household appliances during hailstorms or electric discharges.

Also, to limit the possible damages caused by strong wind, cars should be parked in protected areas, far from trees or electricity pillars.



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