New flood warning system introduced in Romania

Tuesday, March 1, 2005

Bucharest, Romania — Hidroelectrica, Romania's largest hydroelectricity company, has introduced a new flood warning system, according to the Romanian Ministry of the Economy and Commerce. The system will be installed at the hydroelectric power station in Bistriţa, and will include 52 sound flood warning stations on the Bistriţa River Valley. They will warn individuals by code signals in case of a flood alert. The system will be tested on in the following two days.

Especially in the Bistriţa region, floods continue to be quite a frequent problem, even though they are not particularly severe.