|Romania : Flood : 1999/07|
|Outline||Last week of June Romania, together with other countries in the region, was hit by torrential rain, floods, landslides and lightning when an intense heat wave abruptly turned into several days of downpour, swelling rivers and sending waves of mud through hillside villages.|
|Human Impact||Physical Impact||Others|
|Storms have hit major sections of Hungary, washing out roads and bridges and disrupting train routes.
Rain had flooded 70,000 hectares (173,000 acres) by Friday morning.
|OCHA Situation Report No.2 (1999/07/15)|
|19 people died (10 drowned and 9 struck by lightning) and 3 wounded (struck by lightning)||30 houses were destroyed and another 1526 houses and 3262 house annexes damaged; 22,914 hectares of agricultural land was destroyed, 319,5 km of communal and county roads affected, as well as 1 km of national roads; 185 bridges and platforms and 20 hydro-technical sites were ruined and electrical and telephone lines damaged.
|CNN NEWS (1999/07/10) Heavy rains flood parts of Yugoslavia, 10 missing|
|More than 100 homes in Belgrade suburb of Ripanj were completely flooded and the local railway station was also under water.
Belgrade's medical emergency centre was hit hard.
|CNN NEWS (1999/07/11) Flooding forces thousands of Serbs from their homes|
|About 5,000 people were evacuated from flooded homes in Smederevska Planaka.||The flooding has also caused massive disruptions of road and rail traffic throughout Serbia.|
|Radio Free Europe / Radio Liberty (1999/07/13) Landslides, floods claim victims in Romania, Hungary|
|At least six people were killed as the result of landslides caused by floods in Hungary. Three persons were buried in a wine cellar in Siklos, and three drowned in northwestern Hungary.|
|Reuters (1999/07/12) Floods kill nine in Romania, damage dam|
|Heavy rain and hail damaged dozens of houses in western and central Romania at the weekend, uprooted trees in the western city of Timisoara near the Yugoslav border and plunged dozens of villages in blackouts.|
|Radio Free Europe / Radio Liberty (1999/06/24) Heavy floods affect lives in Eastern Europe|
|Some 170 bridges were swept away by the floods and nearly 1,700 homes were damaged around Romania.
In Hungary, roads and railway lines were closed after rainstorms and gales caused heavy damage over the last two days.
|Agence France-Presse (25 Jul 1999)|
|Twenty-one people died
Over 300 families evacuated
|More than 4,000 homes were reported flooded.
Nearly 30,00O hectares (75,000 acres) of farmland were waterlogged and some 250 kilometers (160 miles) of roads flooded by torrents which swept away 170 bridges.
|Worst hit were Cluj in the west of the country and Vrancea and Buzau in the east.|
|OCHA Situation Report No. 1 (5th July 1999)|
|21 casualties, of which 19 deaths||1,556 houses are severely damaged, of which 30 are totally destroyed;
3,262 farmsteads are damaged
0.4 km of railroads are damaged;
183 bridges, 136 wells, 16 hydro-technical sites are ruined;
significant sections of the electric and telephone network are destroyed;
|129 localities are directly affected|
|Emergency Relief Information|