The warnings for more rains to come over the next few days made Bucharest mayor call the Commandment for extreme weather conditions on Monday morning at first hour, a communiqué indicates. The Danube has gone beyond historic levels recorded in 2006.
Sorin Oprescu, the mayor of Bucharest, asked Apa Nova representatives to prepare for a quick intervention in case the quantity of rain will be too much for Bucharest. Authorities are worried about the areas where a sewage canal is currently being built, namely in three areas: Giulesti-Sarbi, Aparatorii Patriei, and Straulesti.
The communiqué reads that Apa Nova has 15 equipments ready and the Streets' Management is also prepared to help. Bucharest residents have a free phone number to call the Local Council's Emergency department for any main utility issue.
The freshet on Siret was alleviated with the help of the string of lakes owned by Hidroelectrica, but the Danube is still above the danger levels in several centres, the National Company Romanian Waters informs. The pressure on dams is to stay for a long period of time. Romanian Waters (ANAR) team are focusing on the consolidation of dams on the Danube, on the Fetesti-Braila-Galati, Tulcea and the Danube Detla, ANAR informs.
On entering Romania, the Danube's debit is 12,800 cube meters per second, dropping in comparison with the second highest volume the Danube reached these days, namely 13,300 cm/s.
But the waters are slightly increasing in volume in certain sectors, with danger levels already surpassed at the following centres and stations: Bechet, Corabia, Turnu Magurele, Fetesti, Cernavoda, Harsiva, Braila, Galati, Isaccea and Grindu, Zimnicea, Giurgiu, Oltenita, Chiciu-Calarasi, Calarasi-Bratul Borcea and Tulcea. The Danube has gone beyind historic levels recorded in 2006 in three sections: Braila - by 15 cm, Galati - by 11 cm, and Fetesti - by 12 cm.