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Floods affect more than half of Romania’s counties, including capital Bucharest

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Severe storms affecting large parts of southeastern Europe over the past couple of days left many localities in more than half of Romania's counties, including capital Bucharest, affected by floods. At least 3 children have been killed and one remains missing.

About 126 localities in 24 counties across the country were hit by floods, disrupting road and rail traffic, the Department for Emergency Situations said June 4, 2019.

More than 140 houses, 42 basements, 454 courtyards, 40 household annexes, 2 buildings belonging to public institutions, 15 streets and 3 buildings were affected by floods, the department said, as reported by Romania Insider.

The worst affected was Galati, in Corod, where 165 people were preventively evacuated.

Search operations continue for one of the four children swept away in Sengeru, Prahova county on May 31.

Severe weather, including heavy rain, thunderstorms, hailstorms and strong winds, is expected to continue until late Friday, June 7.

Featured image credit: NASA Terra/MODIS. Acquired June 3, 2019

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