News Brief 4/20/2006, Nisan 22, 5766
MDA ?Honored? by Romanian Request for Assistance
(IsraelNN.com) Two disaster management experts are on their way in response to a request from Romania’s Federal Assistance Coordination Team and the Regional Disaster Response Advisors, after the Danube River overflowed its banks, flooding the area.
Magen David Adom sent two paramedics in response to Romania’s request, the first time Romania has turned to Israel for assistance.
MDA was “honored and privileged,” said MDA Disaster Management Officer Chaim Rafalowski, by the request. The paramedics will join a ten-person international delegation to the region.
New flood warnings were issued for southern Romania on Tuesday, endangering 10,000 people there if the river breaches the dikes. According to the Romanian government, the Danube doubled its average volume for this season and is flowing at a record 15,800 cubic meters per second.