Reuters AlertNet 2005/07/19
The death toll from flooding in Romania over the past week rose to 21, bringing the total to 27 for the month of July, authorities said on Monday.
Thousands of people were homeless after torrential rains, which flooded houses and tore up roThe death toll from flooding in Romania over the past week rose to 21, bringing the total to 27 for the month of July, authorities said on Monday.
Thousands of people were homeless after torrential rains, which flooded houses and tore up roads, hitting the eastern part of the Balkan country of 22 million particularly hard.
OCHA Situation Report No. 1 2005/07/15
During the last few days, floods have severely affected 6 counties: Alba, Bacau, Braila, Galati, Tulcea and Vrancea (the county with the largest number of localities affected - placed under alert). According to Government's estimates, in total, 581 localities were affected, 13,856 houses have been flooded, 1905 houses damaged, 368 houses destroyed, 16,561 outbuildings affected, 10,231 wells and about 1,100 bridges of various sizes damaged and over 12,166 persons evacuated. A total area of over 88,000 ha of agricultural land has been flooded, as well. Roads (hundreds of kilometres) and railroads are also flooded.
Reuters AlertNet 2005/07/16
The death toll this month in Romania's worst floods for 50 years reached 21 on Friday, with thousands left homeless, as villagers in the worst-hit east waged a frantic battle to salvage livelihoods.
OCHA ReliefWeb 2005/07/13
At least eight people were killed and five missing in recent days as floods caused by heavy rains hit large areas of Romania, the Interior Ministry said on Wednesday.
BBC News 2005/0７/14
In the eastern village of Ivesti, residents were stranded on rooftops, while the nearby city of Galati was put on alert as the River Siret reached record levels.