- Posted February 3, 2012 by
This iReport is part of an assignment:
Europe's deadly cold blast
Second snow storm hits Romania
- ssesha, CNN iReport producer
The authorities said that 14,000 employees of the Interior Ministry are ready for action if needed the priority being people stuck in the snow. Also, 9 rescue helicopters are ready to fly in the emergency medical cases from the isolated places if weather permits. The Defense Minister has announced that more than 4000 military are ready to intervene if necessary.
The good news though is that the temperatures are just a little bit higher today with lows at - 20 degrees in the country, not -32.5 degrees as we had a few days ago. The bad news is that meteorologists expect what they call a freezing rain to hit the southern part of Romania, tomorrow. That means that the warmer wet air comes from the Mediterranean and brings in heavy rains that will freeze instantly hitting the cold air on the ground. That is expected to create a lot of troubles.