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
September 15, 2021
Heavy rains affecting parts of Indonesia on September 13 and 14, 2021, caused rivers to overflow, floods and landslides. According to the ASEAN Coordinating Centre for Humanitarian Assistance on Disaster Management (AHA Centre), at least 11 839 people have been...
September 07, 2021
Beijing's 2021 flood season (June 1 to August 31) ended with the highest average precipitation in the recent 20 years. The average precipitation of the city reached 627.4 mm (24.7 inches) during this year's flood season, which is approximately 70% more than...
August 31, 2021
A rare August snowfall blanketed swathes of Chile's Atacama desert on August 25, 2021, with parts of it reportedly receiving as much as 82 cm (32 inches). "This does not occur yearly. Maybe a relatively important snowfall like the one today can happen...
August 20, 2021
Heavy rainfall affecting the Ethiopian capital Addis Ababa on August 17, 2021, caused severe flash floods that resulted in heavy damage and fatalities. Homes and cars in several neighborhoods of the capital were submerged, leading to at least 7 fatalities and dozens...
August 20, 2021
Continued heatwaves and minimal rainfall have led to significant loss of livestock in North Korea this summer. The worst affected are South and North Hamgyong provinces and North and South Hwanghae. As of late July, more than 100 000 heads of livestock have died in...