Strong wind in Moldova felled trees, tore off roofs and left half of the country without electricity

Chisinau.  Sunday.  Hurricane.  Photo: authorBecause of the hurricane, which hit at the weekend, it was de-energized 300 localities, and the government on Sunday held an emergency meeting

Thousands of Moldovans from more than 300 localities of the country without electricity.

The cause of the accident was the wind, which had warned the State Hydrometeorology, announcing in Moldova meteoopasnosti code orange. Wind speed was 20-25 meters per second.

Vladimir Filat: "We will help all those affected by the disaster!"

The hurricane forced the government to work on the weekend. Prime Minister Vladimir Filat Sunday operative meeting on the situation that has arisen due to adverse weather conditions.
The meeting was attended by leaders of the Ministry of Interior, Ministry of Economy, weather, Civil Protection and Emergency Situations, the Agency for Material Reserves, the company "Union Fenosa".

Vladimir Filat asked to keep the situation under control and said that without the help of anybody left.

— Government to help all those affected by the hurricane! — Filat said.

According to the data presented, the wind was caused by active cyclone, which was moving to the north-west to the east and covered the entire country. Finally, on the evening of February 12 in Moldova without light remaining 300 human settlements, and 260 were powered down completely.

As of Sunday, the electricity is not fed in 162 settlements in 26 regions. Most of all because of the weather hit Hancesti district, where (as of Sunday morning) were cut off from the light of 22 human settlements one Orhei, where residents were left without electricity for 17 settlements, and Nisporeni where interrupted power supply in 11 towns.

In Dubossary flooded steam, and a nursing home in the Soroca district was left without a roof

— Because of the hurricane destroyed and demolished the roof of houses, schools, colleges. A total of binge disaster affected nine districts. The critical situation is in a nursing home in the village Bedichen Soroca district where badly damaged roof: the wind blown 70 sheets of slate. In addition, the partially submerged ferry in Dubossary. Work is underway to address the effects of the hurricane, — informed the Head of Civil Protection and Emergency Situations Michael Harabagiu.

Because of the strong wind increased risk were fires caused by closures. However, due to surgery could eliminate and extinguish 10 fires. System also suffered electric power of 110 kW, the country was completely off nine lines, four of which are serviced by "Union Fenosa".

Prime Minister Vladimir Filat asked if the need for immediate intervention and maximum responsibility for repairing the damage caused by the wind.

Prime Minister expressed concern over the situation which has developed in a nursing home in the village Bedichen. He said it is urgent to take all measures and prevent further damage to the roof of the institution. Filat asked to provide shelter to all necessary that there are older people do not suffer.

— The government will do everything possible to eliminate the effects of the hurricane — assured Filat and ordered the Agency for Material Reserves provide the necessary materials.

Electricity generators — those left without electricity

Premiere informed that produced 76 different power generators, 20 stoves. This equipment can be provided institutions left without heat and light. In addition, the company "Union Fenosa" and the northern and north-western PSE can apply for 20 SUVs and five tractors.

According to the summary provided by the State Hydrometeorological Service, the night the wind speed will start to decline and reach on Monday, that is, today,
5-10 meters per second, which is not a threat.

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In Chisinau, a tree fell on a house: intelligence came, saw and … left

Botanica strong winds uprooted trees and knocked him to the five-story building. Fortunately, no one was hurt. At the scene, residents of the house called intelligence. They arrived, the workers visited the area and left.

Residents did not become complacent. Started calling all the emergency services. As a result, a team of eight in the evening approached and the dry tree was cut down.

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