Several areas in Cluj-Napoca and neighboring cities were hit Sunday night by a heavy hail storm. Dozens of firefighters spent the whole night cleaning the trees that had been felled by the hurricane.
Electricity went out in several houses. Until midnight Sunday-Monday, the Inspectorate for Emergency Situations of Cluj (ISU) registered 80 applications involving 11 crews of 30 firefighters.
Firefighters received over 150 requests from the city of Cluj-Napoca to remove fallen trees, roofs, damaged building elements or damage to electricity and gas distribution networks. ISU Cluj teams carried out more than 50 operations, to which were added operations of the Green Space Service and the CERT Association.
During the night, doctors took two people, injured from falling building elements, to the hospital for specialized care. The victims had minor injuries. At the same time, firefighters removed trees from the courtyard of the Hematology Department of the Oncological Institute, as they interfered with the passage of ambulances. The roof of the theoretical high school "Lucian Blaga" in the city was torn down.
The city of Craiova, southwestern Romania, also faced problems caused by extreme weather. The roof of an apartment building in the city was blown off by a strong wind. The car was also damaged.