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IGSU: Firemen remove water from 43 houses, 208 courtyards in Arges, Botosani and Hunedoara counties, the most affected by heavy rainfalls

The firemen have removed water from 43 houses, 208 courtyards and 78 basements/cellars flooded as a result of the heavy rainfalls in the past couple of days, with the most affected counties by these heavy rainfalls being Arges, Botosani and Hunedoara, according to a press release of the Inspectorate General for Emergency Situations (IGSU) sent to AGERPRES on Friday.

“Floods were recorded in 36 localities in 18 counties. Yesterday and overnight, the firemen have removed water from 43 houses, 208 courtyards and 78 basements/cellars flooded as a result of the heavy rainfalls in the past couple of days. The most affected counties by these heavy rainfalls being Arges, Botosani and Hunedoara,” informed the IGSU.

The Mazgana River flooded tens of households in the Hartiesti locality in the Arges County. The authorities temporarily evacuated four persons (two adults and two minors), and a small vehicle with one horse carrying two people who were taken by surprise by the waters. The two persons managed to save themselves and the animal got pulled out from the water by the firemen.

According to the same source, the rains had a “major impact” on eight localities in the Hunedoara county, where several households were flooded. Our colleagues removed the water from more than 120 houses, courtyards and basements.

In some areas, the waters withdrew and there is no danger of flood anymore.

In order for the population to adopt the self-protection measures in the areas targeted by the immediate hydro-meteorological advisories, the authorities sent eight messages through the RO-ALERT system, in six counties (Bistrita-Nasaud, Botosani, Neamt, Iasi, Salaj and Suceava),” said the IGSU.

Road traffic is also blocked on two county roads (DJ 668 and DJ 668A/Hunedoara), restricted on other three county roads (DJ 106E/AB, DJ 137A/BV and DJ 153/Mures) and temporarily affected on one county road (DN10/Covasna).

The National Operational Centre of the IGSU continues to monitor the situation so they be able to immediately take the necessary measures to optimize the response missions in support of the affected communities.

Photo: Facebook/IGSU

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