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Supercell destroyed two men

Supercell destroyed two men

There are also fatal victims of the storm that swept through most of Romania on Thursday. Lightning struck two men from Sekelejo in the Vlegyásza Mountains in Cluj County. Hurricane-force winds and hail, which ended the hottest day of the year so far in the neighboring country, caused severe damage in several settlements.

Thursday, Romania recorded the hottest day of the year so far, with temperatures exceeding 40 degrees Celsius. An orange symbol warned of a heat wave in the southern half of the country, and the temperature in the capital was 42 degrees at 12 noon.

The warmest heat was recorded in Herculesfordo in western Romania, where the thermometer showed 44°C. The heat wave ended with a cold front that entered the country on Thursday afternoon, accompanied by a violent windstorm, heavy rain and hail.

A supercell suddenly came in Szatmarnimiti and lasted only a few seconds, but caused massive damage. Strong winds uprooted trees, and in several places they fell on parked cars. Electricity poles were downed and homes were left without electricity. In a residential area of ​​the city, the wind removed the insulation from the roof of a sheet metal house, and the piece of metal fell onto the sidewalk. No one was injured and the extent of the damage is not yet known.

Firefighters in Szathmar worked long into the night to free cars from under the trees, and it took Friday to remove the storm damage. But it wasn’t just judgment time here, the meteorological service issued an orange alert for several counties in Romania on Thursday. Strong winds of 70-90 km / h, and sometimes more than 100 km / h swept across the western, northern and southern parts of the country, as well as central Transylvania. As a result of the precipitation, 50-60 liters of precipitation per square meter fell in some places.

The centuries-old trees on the street in Pesztersee paralyzed traffic. In the footage captured by the local internet portal, it can be seen that trees were uprooted or smashed into two parts by strong winds, which buried cars under them in the city center in northern Transylvania.

Roofs in Vajdahunyad in southern Transylvania were blown away by a strong windstorm, and several amateur recordings of the destruction were uploaded to social media.

Torn roofs, downed electricity poles and overturned boxes lie on a street in Bukovina’s Muara village. In the village of Soxava district, the storm severely damaged several buildings. Tens of thousands of families were left without electricity across Romania.

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