The National Meteorological Administration (ANM) issued on Saturday, November 18, 2023, a red code of extreme phenomena for several territories in Romania. The Cernavodă reactor was shut down due to the wind. People received Ro-Alert messages warning them to protect themselves.
Code red for bad weather in Romania
The weekend of November 17-19, 2023 is marked by extreme weather phenomena. Cold and snow have taken hold of almost the entire country, and the weather does not seem to be taking another course in the near future. ANM meteorologists issued, on Saturday evening, code red for several territories in Romania.
Thus, starting from Saturday evening, from 21:00, until Sunday morning, at 01:00, the coastal area of Constanța county and the coastal area of Tulcea county will be marked by strong wind intensifications. Gusts will blow at speeds exceeding 100 kilometers per hour, according to ANM.
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List of localities in Constanța and Tulcea, affected by extreme weather phenomena
- Mihail Kogalniceanu
- Trajan’s Valu
- 23 August
- CA Rosetti
- Saint George
The population, warned by Ro-Alert messages
Residents of the above-mentioned territories were warned by Ro-Alert messages, sent by representatives of the General Inspectorate for Emergency Situations (IGSU), to take protective measures and stay sheltered during the manifestation of extreme weather phenomena.
“Weather warning – strong intensification of the wind, which will exceed 100 km/h in gusts. Avoid travel, take shelter and self-protection measures!”, says the Ro-Alert message.
Another Ro-Alert message warned the population to take care of the water that will accumulate in large quantities, up to 50 liters per square meter. The message in question comes after the torrential rains in Constanța. The weather wreaked havoc on Saturday, November 18, 2023 in the area.
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The Cernavodă reactor, automatically decommissioned
In other news, Nuclearelectrica announced that reactor 1 at CEN Cernavodă was automatically disconnected due to wind gusts that intensified considerably.
“Unit 1 of CNE Cernavodă was automatically disconnected from the national electricity distribution network in the evening of November 18, 2023, as a result of the weather conditions that caused disruptions in the national energy system,” Nuclearelectrica said.
The automatic disconnection of unit 1 from CEN Cernavodă and the necessary remedial works have no impact on the nuclear safety of the reactor, the unit’s personnel, the population and the environment, Nuclearelectrica representatives assured.