By Rolda: firstname.lastname@example.org
Sent: 22. April 2006 17:34
Subject: Flooding disaster in Romania!
Flooding Disaster in Romania, April 2006
Apr 18, 2006 — By Bogdan Cristel
“BISTRET, Romania (Reuters) - Ten thousand Romanians faced evacuation on Tuesday as rescue workers raced to fix a broken dam on the Danube before the swelling river could flood their low-lying villages.
The Danube continued to rise in southeast Europe after reaching its highest level in more than a century over the weekend, fed by heavy rains and melting snow.
Thousands of hectares of farmland, as well as several ports and villages across the Balkans were already under water and torrential rains were expected to start in Romania late on Tuesday.
Romanian authorities said the situation was critical in the southern village of Bistret where villagers helped the army to carry sandbags in their horse-drawn carts to fix a breach in a nearby dam.
"I remember how hard I worked to build this dam in the 1960s, and I thought this dam was never going to break," 80-year-old Dumitru Bratan said. "I am so glad that the army is helping us. I hope everything will be fine."
Rescue teams prepared to move 10,000 people from nine villages in the area, including Bistret, to hospitals and schools in higher-lying settlements if the dam-fixing failed.
The Danube receded slightly where it leaves Serbia to enter Romania, but water levels were on the rise further east as the flood wave traveled to Tulcea and Constanta counties where people hurried to reinforce dykes.
"Another rain shower and the whole town will be flooded and there's little we can do to stop it, because water will come from the sewers," Cernavoda deputy mayor Gheorghe Hemes told Antena 3 TV station.
TV footage also showed that most of Galati port in the southeast of the country was underwater with some 1,500 workers and volunteers trying to build a 7 km (4 mile) barrier to protect residential areas.
More than 1,000 people were evacuated in Romania overnight, mostly in southern Dolj county, taking the total up to more than 4,700. Around 600 houses were flooded and 170 destroyed. “
(Reuters News, April 2006)
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ROMANIAN ANIMALS NEED YOUR SUPPORT
STOP ANIMAL CRUELTY AND ABUSES IN ROMANIA!
On 26.05.2004, Romanian authorities voted an animal protection law that refers only to wild animals and animals with owners...authorities said that there will be ANOTHER LAW for strays...I wonder why?!
Those "strays" do not have souls, like animals with owners do?!
Currently, there is a law regarding strays'administration, that has as consequences the "conviction" of dogs without owners to a sure, unfair death!
Local authorities are administrating few local shelters all over Romania, in which dog catchers, that kill innocent dogs with a cruelty that is hard to be described, are working. They did it before, and nothing will stop them from applying barbarian and "free" euthanasia methods: killing with sticks and rocks, torturing animals, injecting poison into animals' hearts, hanging dogs,...
Dogs from City Hall pounds are living in tragic conditions, without food and proper medical care. Those dogs are sentenced to live in prison all their lives, in overpopulated local shelters - if they are "lucky" enough not to be killed anyway!
Why can nothing prevent or stop those atrocities from happening?! Because of a lack of a well-edited law for animals' protection (with big penalties/even prison for those who broke the law and for those who abuse an animal in any way), no animal lover from Romania can protect from a legal standpoint any abused animal, even if the justice is almost every time on our furry friends' side!
All slaughters that are taking place in Romania broke many national and international laws (The Universal Declaration of Animal Rights, The International Animal Protection Regulations, The Humans Rights,...), and without constant international pressure, nothing real will be changed here for animals!
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