In case of torrential rain, the flood areas of Bucharest areGiulești Sârbi, Iuliu Maniu Blvd., Apărătorii Patriei, Progresuluiand 1.5 kilometers of Șoseaua Alexandriei. There is also a somberscenario wherein a large part of the capital would be flooded andthe waters could go as far up as the 4th floor of the UniversityHospital. „If the Ciurel dam breaks, the water could go as far upas the 4th floor of the University Hospital.
The same would happen on the right and left banks of theDâmbovița, about 800 meters inland. I hope such a thing neverhappens, and I don’t only hope this; the people from Apele Românehave their verifications to conduct and we’re in expectation modewhen there’s flooding all over the country, because we don’t wantto wake up with a series of rushes of water that put us over thelimit and flood us”, said the General Mayor of Bucharest, SorinOprescu, on Antena 3. The mayor of the capital city says there’salso an optimistic scenario as regards the Ciurel dam. „If it onlycracks, then you can let go of the water quickly enough so that itdoesn’t break.
There are outlets for the Dâmbovița too, there’s also the ringof lakes around the city, but that doesn’t mean you can just sleepyour ass in and wait to get into these situations that nobody wantsto be in”, said the General Mayor. The Ciurel dam also representeda danger for residents of the capital back in 2004 floods, when therepresentatives of local public administration tried to dump largequantities of water into the ring of lakes around the capital. Thatis when they found out that most of the lakes had been concessionedand their owners had welded shut the doors of the floodgates, sothat their fish don’t swim out. Oprescu did specify that for areaswith a high potential for flooding equipment is on call, ready tointervene as soon as meteorologists announce large quantities ofrainfall. „45 intervention vehicles from Apa Nova and 15 of oursare ready to intervene the moment rainfall exceeding, or at leastrainfall we’re told may exceed, 25 liters per square meter startsoutside” said Sorin Oprescu.