Public local authorities call for army in flood rescue operations
Nearly 100 troops of the Ministry of National Defence (MApN) intervened in the past 24 hours at the request of local public authorities in the counties of Botosani (northeast) and Galati (east), in rescue and flood mitigation operations in the localities hit by high waters.
According to MApN, artillery and logistics troops intervened in the communities of Dorohoi and Sendriceni – Botosani County – to help evacuate the flood victims and unblock access roads. At the same time, servicemen of the Galati tanks and infantry units worked on bolstering the Siret River levees near the locality of Sendreni.
Last week, a military subdivision equipped with motor vehicles and pneumatic boats was deployed, at the request of local authorities, to rescue people stranded on rooftops in the communities of Aiud, Ciumbrud and Lopadea Noua of the Alba County (center). The Defence Ministry said that through the specialized structures of the General Staff it continuously monitors the situation in the country, and task forces are ready to take action at the call of local authorities, according to the co-work emergency plans set in place.