On Friday, the National Committee for Emergency Situations adopted a decision authorizing the Ministry of National Defense to establish the areas on the Romanian bank of the Danube, opposite the Ukrainian ports of Reni and Izmail, bombed by the Russians, where population protection measures must be instituted. Among the population protection measures is the issuing of Ro-Alert messages in areas where the risk of falling “elements belonging to the means of combat used in the conflict” will be detected.
Apart from alerting the population with Ro-Alert messages, the County Inspectorates for emergency situations will instruct the locals in the areas affected by the conflict what to do in such situations. In the localities of Plauru and Ceatalchioi, as well as others, shelters will be built.
“Taking into account the recent and repeated attacks carried out on the Ukrainian ports of Reni and Ismail, as well as the response of the Ukrainian air defense that caused the dispersion of the means used over large areas, the National Committee for Emergency Situations adopts the following decision:
Art. 1 – The Ministry of National Defense is empowered to assess and establish the areas on the territory of Romania, adjacent to the Reni and Ismail conflict zones, in which specific measures to protect the population are instituted.
Art. 2 – (1) In the areas established under the conditions of art. 1, the county committees for emergency situations have measures for informing the population, identifying the spaces that can be used for shelter and ensuring the permanence at the headquarters of the local public authorities where the means of alarm are activated.
(2) The inspectorates for emergency situations in the counties where areas are established under the conditions of art. 1, ensures the information of the population regarding the manner of behavior and action, the verification and release of all spaces intended for public shelters, as well as the identification of other spaces that can be used for the protection of the population.
Art. 3 – The Ministry of National Defense builds population protection spaces at the level of the localities of Plauru and Ceatalchioi, as well as at the level of other localities with a small and very small number of inhabitants, established at the level of the county committees for emergency situations.
Art. 4 – (1) In the case of the manifestation of the risk of falling of some elements belonging to the means of combat used in the conflict, the Ministry of National Defense notifies the General Inspectorate for Emergency Situations regarding the specific area potentially affected.
(2) In the areas communicated according to para. 1, the General Inspectorate for Emergency Situations is empowered to issue warning and alarm messages to the population through the Ro-Alert system and/or the means of alarming at the level of local public authorities.
Art. 5 – In the areas provided for in art. 1, without GSM coverage or not covered by means of alarm, the inspectorates for emergency situations deploy crews that ensure the warning/alarming of the population, based on the data transmitted by the dispatchers through the radio communication systems, using the mobile means of warning or communication.
Art. 6 – This decision is communicated to all components of the National Emergency Management System, for implementation through orders and administrative acts of their leaders”.