Romania: Floods - Jun 2006
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SOFIA, Bulgaria -- Thousands of tourists remained stranded in their hotel rooms or had to be evacuated from flooded buildings, campsites and damaged cars following torrential rains around Bulgaria's southern Black Sea coast on Sunday (2 July). The Civil Protection Service says rescue teams worked through the night to drain water from damaged buildings in the municipalities of Nessebar, Sozopol and Obzor. There were no reports of casualties.
Local media in Romania, meanwhile, report that Pope Benedict XVI has donated 30,000 euros to the victims of recent flooding.
Bucharest/Sofia_(dpa) _ Flash floods following heavy rains in northern Romania have killed at least 10 people over the past three days, the Mediafax news agency reported Monday.
A mother with a small child were still unaccounted for in the Suceava region in the north of the largest Balkan country on Monday, it said, quoting local authorities.
Overall, 600 people had to abandon their homes after severe storms swept across the country. Hardest-hit was northern Romania, where up to 100 litres of rain fell per square metre within hours.
Bucharest/Sofia_(dpa) _ At least six people are dead and six others unaccounted for after storms and flash floods swept across Romania, the Realitatea TV channel reported Sunday morning.
The Interior Ministry in Bucharest said 535 people were evacuated in the hardest-hit Suceava region, in the north of the country, following heavy rainfall over the previous two days.
Powerful storms also hit in Sibiu in central Romania, Pitesti in the south, as well as Maramures and Bistrit-Nasaud in the north.
Parts of Constanta on the Black Sea and the capital Bucharest were submerged after …
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Statements by Prime Minister Calin Popescu - Tariceanu at Tarlisua
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The heavy rains in the past week affected 87 villages in the Central, Northern and Western part of Romania. The counties affected are: Galati, Bistrita Nasaud, Maramures, Salaj, Arad, Hunedoara, Timis, Mures, and Alba.
According to a report done by the Romanian Ministry of Administration and Interior, on June 23, 2006 the situation in the flooded areas in Northern Romania is as follows:
The Minister of Administration and Interior, Mr. Vasile Blaga has pointed out that the structures with possibilities of reaction in emergencies make all efforts to help people. Minister Vasile Blaga has showed that certain difficulties are encountered in interventions because "the flash floods come from the hills not from the river beds and it is very difficult to take action".
Bucharest (dpa) - Storms and flash floods have killed at least 11 people over the past four days in Romania, with five more still accounted for, the Interior Ministry said Thursday in Bucharest.
The Government 's first concern is to take action in order to support the families who suffered because of floods, Prime Minister Calin Popescu - Tariceanu has stated on the videoconference with the prefects of the counties affected by the natural calamities occurred on the latest days.