New Code Orange and Code Yellow warnings of heavy rain in Alba and other counties, through Monday evening. Measures ordered by ISU Alba

Meteorologists have updated Code Orange and Code Yellow warnings for storms and heavy rain, in effect for Alba and other counties in the country through Monday evening.

From August 21, 2:00 pm to August 22, 10:00 pm, there will be strong storms, with gusts of more than 70 … 90 km / h, heavy rain, frequent electric discharge and hail. In short periods of time or through accumulation, the volumes of water will locally exceed 40 … 50 l / m2, in the south of the province of Alba.

Code yellow to temporarily increase atmospheric instability, quantitatively large rain

Validity period: August 21, 10:00 a.m. – August 22, 10:00 p.m.

According to ANM, in the mentioned period there will be periods of extreme atmospheric instability in Banat, Oltenia, Crisana, Maramureș, Transylvania, in the mountains and locally in Montania. There will be heavy rains, electrical discharges, strong winds, and in places storms and hail. In short periods of time or through accumulation, water volumes will exceed 25 … 40 l / m² and in small areas 50 … 70 l / m².

The degree of atmospheric instability will remain severe until the middle of next week.

In the southeastern regions, thermal discomfort will continue to rise, and on the afternoon of August 21, the locally union temperature and humidity index will exceed the critical threshold of 80 units.

Orange code for heavy rain

Validity period: August 21, 10:00 a.m. – August 22, 10:00 p.m.

In the west of the Southern Carpathians, in the north of Oltenia and in the north-west of Montenea, there will be periods of heavy rain. In short periods of time, especially through accumulating, volumes of water will be recorded as 40 … 50 l / m2 and in small areas more than 70 … 90 l / m2.

Measures ordered by ISU Alba

Given the warnings received, it was decided to activate the operational group inside the ISU Alba, in order to permanently monitor the situation.

As a key measure, ISU Alba notified every UAT concerned in the county, regarding the forecast meteorological phenomena and sent out measures to be taken to prevent events that could endanger the safety of citizens or cause material damage.

As an additional measure, all sub-units were on pre-alert, in order to raise the operational level of the equipment, specific to the types of potential hazards after the warnings received.

In order to improve the tasks of responding to the potential effects of the expected meteorological phenomena, the ISU Alba firefighters are ready to provide interventions in the shortest possible time to reduce the effects from emergencies, supplementing the intervention forces as follows: Need.

Measures in the event of a storm

  • Stop any outside activities
  • If a storm catches you, get into the house, building or vehicle to avoid hitting objects, trees/branches or poles
  • Close windows and doors tightly
  • If you are in an open area (field, beach, boat on the water), sit down, put your hands over your ears and head, and your head between your knees
  • Avoid tall objects such as isolated trees in an open area, fields, beaches, watercraft, or any metal objects such as agricultural machinery, agricultural equipment, motorcycles, or bicycles.
  • If you are in the woods, find shelter in an area with lower trees
  • If you are in an open area, go to a lower area such as a valley
  • If you are in a lake, go to emergency beach and take cover!
  • Avoid flooded roads (walking, driving)
  • Watch out for broken power lines (especially in water), bridges, trees, or buildings that are partially or completely damaged.


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