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Posted by: Svetlana Cojocaru

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16 Aug. 2019 / 09:06

Yellow code of hydrological drought extended until 20 August in Moldova

The State Hydrometeorological Service (SHS) has extended the Yellow Code of hydrological drought until 20 August.

According to Moldpres, the hydrologists report drought in the rivers and lakes of Moldova, due to the lack of precipitation and high temperatures. They ask the economic agents and population to consume rationally water resources.

Also, after a period of heat, the following days will be cooler, with thermal values ​​below 30ºC, but, on Sunday, 18 August, the heat will return. In the reference period, it is not expected rainfall.

In the context of the heat and drought established in Moldova, the General Inspectorate of Emergency Situations (IGSU) has warned the population about respecting the fire regulations. The firefighters have urged citizens not to light dry vegetation and household debris, avoid ignition of wrinkles and stems, and in case of fire, whether insignificant, to call 112.  

The Yellow Code of hydrological drought is issued when the water flow reaches levels of 50 per cent and lower than multiannual norm.

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