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06 Aug 1999 description

Ref. OCHA/GVA - 99/0102
Romania - Floods
OCHA-Geneva Situation Report No. 3

15 Jul 1999 description

Sudden torrential rains in Hungary and Romania last weekend left 15 people dead, flooded entire villages, endangering more than 18,000 people and threatening thousands of houses.

15 Jul 1999 description

Ref: OCHA/99/0083

13 Jul 1999 description

At least 13 people were killed and 23 injured in a landslide caused by heavy rain and floods near a dam on the Raul Mare River in the Retezat mountains in western Romania. Romanian Radio reported on 13 July that one person drowned in Cluj County. Prime Minister Radu Vasile met with cabinet members to examine ways of helping victims and coordinating rescue works. Heavy rains are expected to continue in western Romania.

12 Jul 1999 description

BUCHAREST, July 12 (Reuters) - At least nine people were killed and an unspecified number were reported missing on Monday when a dam broke due to torrential rains in western Romania, the state news agency Rompres said.

It said the waters of the Riul Mare river in the Retezat mountains flooded the construction site of a dam and removed several rocks, weakening its resistance.

The nine people killed were from some of 100 families employed at the construction of the dam.

A local journalist told Reuters landslides and heavy rainfalls in the area had prevented ambulances and relief …

05 Jul 1999 description

OCHA/GVA 99/0074

25 Jun 1999 description

Bucharest (dpa) - At least 21 people have died in flooding triggered by torrential rainfall in Romania during the past week, Rompres news agency reported Friday.

One person drowned in eastern Romania where the rivers Lohan and Crasna burst their banks.

In the northeastern Romanian villages of Santa Mare and Gorbanesti, in Botosani district, a father and his son were killed when they were struck by lighting. There were also reports from other areas about people killed by lighting.

24 Jun 1999 description

Fifteen people died in rainstorms in Romania, while severe weather also hit Poland, Hungary, Slovakia, and Moldova. In Romania, seven villagers died in the eastern province of Buzau after torrents from surrounding hills flooded their homes. In the northeastern region of Maramures three farm laborers were killed by lightning, while in the northeastern province of Bacau lightning killed one man. Four others died in separate incidents. Romanian officials said that some 170 bridges were swept away by the floods and nearly 1,700 homes were damaged around the country.