Thunderstorm in Bucharest flooded 25 houses, 33 yards and 16 basements

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Bucharest Inspectorate for Emergency Situations on Tuesday informed that 25 houses, 33 courtyards and 16 basements have been flooded after Monday night’s storm. Weather forecasters had issued a code orange alert for storms in Bucharest and Ilfov.

At the same time a scaffold fell down on several vehicles on Major Vasile Bacila street in the Capital, causing serious damages. Another cars have been damaged by the trees fallen on the streets

Firemen intervened with 126 intervention equipment, power pumps, motor fire engines, portable water pumps and chainsaws.

Heavy rain showers in Bucharest also blocked road traffic and several trams in the 11 Iunie area, near Carol Park.

“We are talking first of all about interventions to remove flood water from the people’s basements or courtyards. During 10 to 11 p.m. on Monday, more than 20 such requests were made. (…) After 11 p.m., the number of requests increased and also included removal of fallen trees from the pavement or cars,” ISU Bucharest Spokesman Daniel Vasile told Digi 24 private broadcaster.

The National Weather Administration (ANM) on Monday evening issued a code yellow of thunderstorms now-casting advisory.

Frequent thunders, blasts occurred along with rain showers that exceeded 15-20 l/sq.m. and even 25 l/sq.m.

ANM also warned that rainfalls are to be heavier particularly in the southern districts of the Capital city.

 

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