Romanian authorities said the death toll from a week of severe flooding in Romania has risen to 20, and they are asking for aid from the European Union’s Solidarity Fund to help repair damaged roads, crops and houses.

Interior Minister Vasile Blaga says there has not yet been a damage assessment as the floods are still critical, especially on the Siret River in northern and eastern Romania, but that losses could exceed 0.6 percent of gross domestic product. Blaga warned on Wednesday that the Danube has exceeded the highest levels recorded in 2006 around the towns of Galati and Braila. Thousands have been evacuated since Monday.

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Romania requests aid from the EU

Romanian authorities said the death toll from a week of severe flooding in Romania has risen to 20, and they are asking for aid from the European Union’s Solidarity Fund to help repair damaged roads, crops and houses.

Interior Minister Vasile Blaga says there has not yet been a damage assessment as the floods are still critical, especially on the Siret River in northern and eastern Romania, but that losses could exceed 0.6 percent of gross domestic product. Blaga warned on Wednesday that the Danube has exceeded the highest levels recorded in 2006 around the towns of Galati and Braila. Thousands have been evacuated since Monday.

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