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Romania renews bad weather warning as floods hit many counties

Luni, 27 august 2007, 0:00

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The National Meteorology Administration in Romania has issued an orange code warning for 11 counties starting with Sunday night. According to the forecast, heavy rain and storms will hit areas spreading from southern Romania to the northern parts while weather is expected to remain unstable for most of regions.

This comes as floods have been affecting many areas for several days as pours and cool weather replaced temperatures of over 40 degrees Celsius late last week.

At least one man died and thousands of people were isolated this weekend as floods and heavy rain caused serious damages and traffic congestions across many counties.

In Suceava, a man died in traffic as the road collapsed because of floods. According to local authorities the traffic in the area was stopped due to the damages of the heavy rains and floods. Some 1,400 were completely isolated in the area by Sunday. 450 households were damaged by floods and hail storms.

Several towns and cities across the county of Brasov were also seriously affected by floods, including Fagaras, Victoria, Rupea and Sambata de Sus.

And in the county of Cluj torrential rains left some 100 families isolated in a village as a road was seriously damaged by floods. Outskirts of the city of Cluj were also affected.

Dozens of towns and villages in the county of Neamt and Harghita were also left without electricity.

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