Help continues for 3,000 people affected by floods in Transylvania
"People in our villages were extremely impressed by your help. You were the first to come here; even when access was so difficult because the roads were under water. 3,000 people are living in our villages, which includes 450 children, have gratefully received food packages. We thank God for sending you to our villages!" said Virag Stefan, the mayor of three of the affected towns.
This week, the WV intervention team will transport three water pumps and water disinfectant products to the areas affected. The pumps will help the people clean and use the wells in five villages (Gheorghe Doja, Leordeni, Ilieni, Satu-Nou, Tirina). Mihai Masinistru, co-ordinator of the team, said, "The disinfectant products to keep our water usable will last for at least one year. Non contaminated water is our greatest need at the moment." Mihai also evaluated the situation in Mures County saying, "The village roads are no longer under water, however the vegetable gardens and yards are covered by the remains of the floods the weather forecast for this week is not encouraging. We are again expecting torrential rains. If that happens, recurrent flooding is a possibility."
By the end of October, WV will have assisted as many as 100 households, offering ECU 800,000 in direct aid. World Vision will also provide consultation and technical assistance where needed, along with seeds, fertilizer, and animal feed. In addition, WV will help restore cold storage facilities, and will provide canning equipment, nylon bags, heat sealers, freezers, and dehydrators for maximizing productivity while minimizing post harvest losses.