Natural disasters in Romania
Natural disasters have greatly impacted Romania. Some previously recorded natural disasters are the:
1977 Bucharest earthquake
The 1977 Bucharest Earthquake occurred on Friday, 4 March 1977, 21:20 local time and was felt throughout the Balkans. It had a magnitude of 7.4 and its epicenter in Vrancea at a depth of 94 kilometers. The earthquake killed about 1,570 people and wounded more than 11,000. About 35,000 buildings were damaged, and the total damage was estimated at more than two billion dollars. Most of the damage was concentrated in Romania's capital, Bucharest, where about 33 large buildings collapsed. Most of those buildings were built before World War II, and were not reinforced. About 80% of the town of Zimnicea was destroyed.
2006 European floods
The 2006 European floods were one of the most devastating natural disasters from the History of Romania. Although there were no human victims, the extent of the damage and the number of evacuated people surpassed by far the floods of 1970 which, until 2006, were considered the worst floods that hit Romania. By April 16 over 848 houses were reportedly flooded, with 221 destroyed.
If you are in this area and need to contact the emergency services you can call
Ambulance: 961/ 962
Fire brigade: 981