How to cite: Tudorache, A.-V. (2019) Current Possibilities for Elaborating Flash Flood Warnings in Romania. Case Study: the Flood Produced on 30 June 2018 in the Trotuș River Basin. 2019 ”Air and Water – Components of the Environment” Conference Proceedings, Cluj-Napoca, Romania, p. 163-172, DOI: 10.24193/AWC2019_16.
CURRENT POSSIBILITIES FOR ELABORATING FLASH FLOOD WARNINGS IN ROMANIA. CASE STUDY: THE FLOOD PRODUCED ON 30 JUNE 2018 IN THE TROTUȘ RIVER BASIN
ABSTRACT. – This paper concentrates information on the flash flood produced on 30 June 2018 in the Trotuş River basin. Flash floods are extreme phenomena, caused by torrential rainfall, occurring in a very short time in small hydrographical basins without being hydrometric monitored. These phenomena occur with increasing frequency and severity in the last decades both worldwide and in our country and can be manifested in almost any hydrographic area. Thus, in order to diminish the negative effects caused by floods, an important activity is forecasting and warning in case of dangerous hydrological events. Hydrological warning messages are issued with a certain amount of anticipation time, allowing the officials in the field of emergency management to take the necessary measures to protect people's lives and assets, as well as socio-economic objectives. In the operative procedure for elaborating flash floods warnings, the following informations are used from: national network of hydrometric stations, meteorological radar products, Romanian Flash-Flood Guidance System (ROFFG), South East European Flash-Flood Guidance System (SEEFFG), European Flood Awareness System (EFAS). The purpose of this paper is to present the mail informations used in operative procedure to elaborate flash flood warnings, analyzing the case study on the event produced on 30 June 2018 in the Trotuş River Basin.
Keywords: Flash Floods, Forecasts, ROFFG, SEEFFG, EFAS.
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