Floods in Moldova

Moldova, Rivers Prut and Nistru

Since July 5 2010, the long rains have been pounding a part of the territory of the Republic of Moldova. A lot of localities were affected in the country, as Nemteni, Cotul Morii as well as Obileni. According to the preliminary data received from Emergency Service Centre of Moldova, the average number of disaster-affected residencies in the regions is some 600 houses. As a result, over 2000 people have been evacuated from the projected course of the waters.

Source and more information on http://www.gov.md


Available Space-based Information for: Floods in Moldova


Status Update: 09/07/2010



Focal Point: Mr. Lorant Czaran
Email: un-spider [at] unoosa.org


Contact Points in Moldova

Maria Ovdii
Head Department Geodesy, Mapping & European Integration
Agency for Land Relations and Cadastre of the Republic of Moldova
Tel: +37322 88 12 70
Fax: +37322 22 63 73
E-mail: ovdii [at] agency.cadastre.md
web: www.arfc.gov.md


Coordinates of affected areas (AOI)

Along the rivers Prut and Nistru, and i) Nemteni, ii) Cotul Morii, iii) Oblini

Coordinates will be provided soon.




Activated on 8 July 2010
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Moldovan premier asks for EU's, USA's, CIS' support to overcome floods' consequences

Chisinau, 9 July /MOLDPRES/ - Prime Minister Vlad Filat has sent a letter to his counterparts from the EU, the USA, the CIS and other countries participating in the Partnership Forum for Moldova held in Brussels on 23 March 2010, asking for their help to overcome the situation created by floods, the government's press service has said.

The letter says that Moldova has been lately hit by floods, which destroyed 500 houses and social and cultural facilities. Thousands of hectares of farmlands were affected and many roads and bridges were badly damaged. The letter also notes the death of one man and another one who has been reported missing.

Filat said in the letter that the government had taken a string of urgent measures to overcome the consequences of this natural disaster: residents of a string of high-risk populated areas were evacuated; over 4,500 families were temporarily accommodated in schools, spas and barracks. Filat specified that all the necessary forces were involved in the alleviation of consequences, but Moldova's internal resources were not enough to cope with the large-scale challenges and to urgently manage the situation.

"In these extremely difficult conditions faced by my country, I call on you to consider ways to provide humanitarian assistance and financial aid in order to overcome the situation created by the natural disaster," Filat's letter also says.

Source: moldpres


Reliefweb (Report by Action by Churches Together International (ACT)): http://wwww.reliefweb.int/rw/rwb.nsf/db900SID/MMAO-874HS6?OpenDocument


Other Links:

Government of the Republic of Moldova: http://www.gov.md

The United Nations in Moldova: http://www.un.md/index.shtml