Prime Minister Viorica Dancila, accompanied by Cabinet members, went on Monday to several flood-affected areas in Buzau, Bacau, Covasna and Brasov counties to assess the damage and identify the fastest solutions to help the affected people and communities.
The Prime Minister was accompanied by Minister of Internal Affairs Carmen Dan, Transport Minister Lucian Sova and Minister of Agriculture Petre Daea.
The images provided by the Government show Dancila with rubber boots, along with several ministers, in the recently flood-hit localities. We remind that the floods occurred at the end of last week caused the death of four people.
In Buzau County, Dancila announced that on a meeting on Thursday, the government could approve aid for the flood-affected areas.
At the same time, she congratulated the Interior Ministry, the Emergency General Inspectorate (IGSU) and the authorities that have acted so far in the flood-stricken areas.
The prime minister said that she had discussed with European Commissioners Corina Cretu and Maros Sefcovic in order to obtain support for the areas.
“I have already spoken with Commissioner Corina Cretu; today I talked with Commissioner Sefcovic so that we can access the Solidarity Fund because the damage is very high and we need to think about everything that happened and to use all the levers that can help us. We will make an assessment of the areas, we are talking about homes, roads, access roads and agriculture (…) so that the government’s help may go to all these areas,” Dancila said.
“We are conducting an assessment mission, we want to see what happened, what are the needs of the authorities, we want to see the situation on the spot, we want to speed up the assessment, so that the people affected by these phenomena will be immediately helped. (…) We hope that we’ll have all the assessments in all the counties, from all the affected localities by Thursday, and in the Government’s meeting of Thursday we hope we’ll already be able to approve the aid that these people are expecting from us” Dancila stated during a visit in Bacau County, according to the images posted on the Government’s Facebook page.
“There are dams not reinforced in decades; I asked for a check”
On a tour of the flood-affected area in Covasna County on Monday, Prime Minister Viorica Dancila said there are dams that have not been reinforced in decades, adding that she asked the Romanian Waters Corporation to check that.
“There are dams that have not been reinforced in decades (…) I asked the Romanian Waters Corporation to check that, to start reinforcement. Unfortunately, we had to face such situations to see what can happen when these things are not put order over the years,” Dancila said on a visit to the Lunca Marcusului – Bacel area, Covasna, according to pictures posted on the Facebook page of the government.