In the last 24 hours firefighters in Romania removed water from 102 houses and over 150 yards, the General Emergency Management Inspectorate (IGSU) informed on Thursday.
According to an IGSU press statement quoted by Agerpres, in the last 24 hours firefighters removed water from 102 houses, 151 yards and 236 cellars/ basements that accumulated from heavy rainfalls.
The worst hit by torrential downpours counties are Bistrita-Nasaud and Hunedoara.
Traffic is blocked on 2 county roads (DJ 668 and DJ 668A/HD), restricted one county road (DJ 153/MS) and temporarily halted on 3 national roads (DN 10/CV, DN 28/IS and DN 17B/ NT) and one county road (DJ 142/MS).
In order for the public to adopt self-protection measures, in the areas covered by nowcasting weather warnings 10 messages were issued via the RO-ALERT system in 7 counties (Botosani, Brasov, Buzau, Covasna, Hunedoara, Harghita, Iasi and Neamt ).
Currently, interventions are being carried out in 4 counties (Arad, Bistrita-Nasaud, Hunedoara and Mures) for the removal of flooding water from houses, cellars/basements, courtyards, as well as for the restoration of the embankments of roads/railways affected by floods.
Given that a Code Red for flooding ins in force until this evening on the River Prut, 81 people of Branca, Botosani County, will be evacuated and lodged with accommodation places provided by the local government.
On-field developments remain under the close monitoring of the National Operational Centre of IGSU, and if necessary, immediate measures will be arranged to optimise the response missions in support of the communities in the affected areas.
ANM issues Code Orange of heavy rainfalls valid for more than half of the country
The National Meteorological Administration (ANM) on Thursday issued a Code Orange advisory for heavy rainfalls and high atmospheric instability, valid for more than half of the country in the next 13 hours.
According to the forecast, on Thursday, between 10.00 am and 11.00 pm, in the mountainous areas as well as locally in Muntenia, Dobrogea, Transylvania, Maramures and southern Moldavia there will be heavy rainfalls and water quantities will exceed 40 l/sq m and locally 50-80 l/sq m.
There will be strong winds, storms, electric discharges and hail.
Another Code Yellow advisory issued by the meteorologists for unstable weather will remain valid until Friday morning, 2.00 am, in 18 counties and Bucharest Municipality.
Thus, in the said interval, the largest part of the country will face temporarily high atmospheric instability, with electric discharges, heavy rainfalls, hail and storms. The water quantities will exceed 20-25 l/sq m and locally 40-50 l/sq m.
The Code Yellow and Code Orange alerts target the following counties: Alba, Arges, Arad, Bucharest Municipality, Bacau, Bihor, Bistrita-Nasaud, Braila, Botosani, Brasov, Buzau, Cluj, Calarasi, Caras-Severin, Constanta, Covasna, Dambovita, Gorj, Galati, Giurgiu, Hunedoara, Harghita, Ialomita, Iasi, Mehedinti, Maramures, Mures, Neamt, Olt, Prahova, Sibiu, Salaj, Satu Mare, Suceava, Tulcea, Timis, Teleorman, Valcea, Vrancea and Vaslui.
ANM specified that, at the end of this week, atmospheric instability will be temporarily high in the West, Centre and North, as well as in the mountainous areas and, depending on the evolution and intensity of the meteorological phenomena, forecasts will be updated.