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IGSU: Firefighters evacuate water from 387 houses and 580 courtyards; 3 persons die in the floods in the past two days

In the last 24 hours, the firefighters took action and evacuated water from 387 houses and approximately 580 courtyards, the Inspectorate General for Emergency Situations (IGSU) informs on Wednesday.

According to a release of the Inspectorate General for Emergency Situations (IGSU) sent to AGERPRES, on Tuesday, during the day and throughout the evening, the torrential downpours caused floods in 29 counties, affecting 161 localities.

“With sustained efforts, the firefighters took action in support of the population and local public administration to evacuate water from 387 houses, 578 courtyards and 219 cellars/basements. Furthermore, the strong wind knocked down 7 electricity poles and 5 trees, and our colleagues took action to disperse them,” the release mentions.

In the past two days, a number of 3 people died in the floods. The events took place in the counties of Bihor, Suceava and Vaslui, where, due to heavy rainfall, water levels rose rapidly and floods occurred.

In order for the population to adopt self-protection measures, in the areas targeted by the immediate hydrometeorological warnings and advisories, 20 warning messages were issued through the RO-ALERT system at the level of 12 counties.

The IGSU informs that road traffic is jammed on two national roads ((DN 28 / IS and DN 17D / BN), on three county roads (DJ 668 / HD, DJ 162 / BN and DJ 142 / MS) and restricted on one national road (DN 6 / CS), two county roads (DJ 668A / HD and DJ 153 / MS), whereas the traffic flow was temporarily hampered on four national roads (DN 17, DN 15 / MS, DN 2F and DN 15D / VS) and on two county roads (DJ 107 / MS, DJ 571J / CS And DJ 608 / CS).

 

Code Orange alert for rainfalls prolonged

 

The National Meteorological Authority (ANM) on Tuesday night prolonged the Code Orange alert for rainfalls for the Eastern and Central halves of the country, and several counties in the South, South-West and North-West will be under a Code Yellow until 10.00 am.

According to ANM, between June 24, 10.00 am and June 25, 3.00 am, a Code Orange will be valid for the mountainous areas, Moldova, Dobrogea and locally Muntenia and Transylvania, with these regions to be hit by heavy rainfalls and water quantities that will exceed 40 l/sq m and 50-80 l/sq m locally. There will also be wind blows, storms, electric discharges and hail, especially in the Eastern and South-Eastern regions.

Also, between June 24, 10.00 am and June 25, 10.00 am, a Code Yellow will be in force in the East, South-East, North and Centre of the country, as well as in the mountainous areas. There will be periods of high atmospheric instability, with electric discharges, heavy rainfalls, hail and storms. The water quantities will exceed 20-25 l/sq m and 40-50 l/sq m locally.

Later, the meteorologists announce a Code Yellow for temporary atmospheric instability will be enforced for the entire country between June 25, 10.00 am and June 25, 11.00 pm.

Thus, in this interval, there will be periods of high atmospheric instability, with electric discharges, heavy rainfalls, hail and storms. The water quantities will exceed 20-25 l/sq m and 40-50 l/sq m locally.

At the end of the week, the atmospheric instability will be very high, especially in the West, Centre and North of the country, as well as in the mountainous areas,” says ANM.

Photo: Facebook/IGSU

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