Flooding in Rumania is expected to reach a new peak within a few days, and relief workers have been keeping continuous watch along the 600-miles (965.4 Kms.) banks of the Danube as the water level rose to record heights. 37 Rumanian provinces have already been damaged by the worst floods for centuries.
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CU Swollen river
LV Flooded field PAN TO workmen
LV Flooded area
MV Bulldozer clear rubble
LV PAN Damaged street
SV INT House TILT UP TO damaged lamp shade
CU Weeping woman
SV INT Sodden furniture
SLV Damaged street
GV Car drives through flooded road
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SV Steam roller in action
LV THROUGH damaged house to man in boat
GV Relief centre
MV PAN Clothes
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Background: Flooding in Rumania is expected to reach a new peak within a few days, and relief workers have been keeping continuous watch along the 600-miles (965.4 Kms.) banks of the Danube as the water level rose to record heights. 37 Rumanian provinces have already been damaged by the worst floods for centuries.
The new crest of flooding is expected to hit the Turnu Severin area of Rumania and to pour into the northward bend of the river towards the iron and steel complex of Galati on about June 11.
Emergency plans set up in accord with Yugoslav experts were put into action on Tuesday (June 2) to protest the Iron Gates hydro-electric plant on the Rumanian-Yugoslav border.
The Rumanian government issued a proclamation Monday night (June 1) pardoning minor offenders in prison or under court injunction so that they can go home to save their property or join in the national fight against the floods.
Tens of thousands of engineers, technicians, workers, farmers, schoolchildren and students have joined the rescue operations and relief from abroad, including medicine, clothing, and food has been coming steadily into the country.
So far about 200 Rumanians have died in the floods and more than one-tenth of the country's farm land is under water.