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19 Sep 2000 description

By David Greedy, Special to The Christian Science Monitor

The Tisza River has been called the "heart and soul" of Hungary. Petofi Sándor, the country's most-beloved poet and author of the national anthem, spent years drawing inspiration from its beauty and wildlife.

But following a series of disasters, there were dire predictions for the Tisza.

16 Aug 2000 description

Press release: EXT 2000/027

Luxembourg, 16 August 2000 - The European Investment Bank (EIB), the European Union's financing institution, has approved a Framework Loan of up to EUR 250 million to finance reconstruction of basic infrastructure in Romania that was severely damaged by floods in March and April this year.

In addition, the Bank will provide a donation of EUR 500 000 for flood relief in the affected areas. The Romanian Council of Ministers has indicated that the donation will be used for the reconstruction of education and health facilities.

17 May 2000 description
report Xinhua

BEIJING (May 17) XINHUA - The Red Cross Society of China ( RCSC) today announced a 50,000-U.S.-dollar donation and a 30,000-U. S.-dollar donation for disaster victims in Romania and Djibouti.

A RCSC spokesman said the 50,000 dollars and Red Cross aid valued at 300,000 yuan (about 36,000 dollars) were provided to Romania because the country is suffering from the most serious floods in the past 30 years. Houses, bridges and power supply facilities in its 15 counties have been severely damaged.

16 May 2000 description

Appeal Target : US$ 80,022
Balance Requested from ACT Network – US$ 38,664
Geneva, 16 May, 2000

Dear Colleagues,

09 May 2000 description

Ref: OCHA/GVA - 2000/ 0094
OCHA Situation Report No. 4
9 May 2000

This is a final update on the flood situation in Romania, based on situation updates provided by the Civil Protection Command of Romania.

1. General Situation

The hydrological situation is returning to normal and no deterioration is to be expected. Approximately 90% of the displaced persons in the affected area have returned to their homes.

2. National Response

27 Apr 2000 description

Ref: OCHA/GVA - 2000/ 0085
Romania - Floods
OCHA Situation Report No 3.
27 April 2000

Below is an update on the flood situation in Romania as reported to OCHA by the Civil Protection Command of Romania.

1. General Situation

The situation remains a cause of concern for the population in the 15 districts hit by floods. Alba, Arad, Bihor, Caras-Severin, Hunadorara, Mures, Satu-Mare and Timis districts in Western Romania are among the most affected, with damage to houses, bridges, roads and cultivated land.

26 Apr 2000 description

Appeal Target : US$ 55,022
Geneva, 26 April 2000

Dear Colleagues,

21 Apr 2000 description

Ref: OCHA/GVA - 2000/ 0084
Romania - Floods
OCHA Situation Report No. 2
21 April 2000

Disaster Situation

1. The overall situation is stationary with hardly any change in the areas flooded. The weather forecast for the next three days, according the Romania Civil Protection Command, does not anticipate additional precipitation.

2. The water flow of the Danube river at its entry point in the country remains at 11,300m3/sec. Normal water levels are exceeded as follows:

17 Apr 2000 description
report Xinhua

BUCHAREST (April 17) XINHUA - The Danube Monday reached 624 cm high in the eastern Romanian county of Braila, the highest level during the latest years, the county's Committee on Defense against Disasters said.

At this level, the river's waters flooded the Braila harbor's quay, at its lower places, and thus the road linking the ferry station and the dam became impassable for cars. Water infiltration was also reported at almost all the dammed sectors.

17 Apr 2000 description

Ref: OCHA/GVA - 2000/ 0080
OCHA Situation Report No. 1
Romania - Floods
17 April 2000

Romania requests International Assistance

1. Disaster Situation

According to the report received from the Civil Protection Command of Romania, floods and landslides triggered by heavy rainfalls and quick snow melting during the first half of April, have affected a quarter of the Romanian territory.