Local Government Profile
Roman - Romania
Laurentiu Dan Leoreanu
Decision makers at both national and local level must work on sustainable development, to provide next generations a safer future. In this regard, in the field of emergencies attention should focus on emphasizing preventive activities to reduce reactive measures. We must act to form a preventive culture in emergency situations among younger generations in order to ensure that future adults will know how to prevent emergencies and how to behave in case of emergencies.
Website of the city : www.primariaroman.ro/
Size : 30,08 km 2 sq km
Population : 2002 - 69,268
Part Of : Neamt
Hazards : Earthquake, Flood, NBC - Nuclear, Biological, Chemical, Technical Disaster
HAZARD AND VULNERABILITY PROFILE
The main risks posed to the Municipality of Roman are: floods, storms, drought, snow, fires, earthquakes, epidemics and epizootics, chemical accidents during transport of hazardous substances. A specific element of the municipality is given by the existence of a large number of cellars and caves that, considering the PSU soil type, sensitive to wetting, lead to the magnification of earthquakes. The Municipality of Roman is the only urban area in the County of Neamț located in the "D" zone, with seismic intensity VII, according to the seismic zoning of the territory of Romania. In terms of flooding, it should be noted that in 2005, 2008, and 2010, several infrastructure objectives and a number of 418 dwellings and household annexes were flooded in the municipality.
DISASTER AND RISK REDUCTION ACTIVITIES
To mitigate risks, the Municipality of Roman has founded the Volunteer Service for Emergency Situations (VSES), having 100 members organized on teams specialized on types of risk. Annually VSES organizes control activities at schools, medical units, churches, households and local economic units under the Local Council. In each season of the year there are preventive information activities regarding all types of risk. The alarm system of the Municipality of Roman was modernized in 2012 and allows the monitoring of the sirens in the system by means of a specialized software installed on a dedicated PC. The municipality population can be notified via an early warning system through the telephone exchange. Following the floods of 2008 and 2010, in 2011, 2.5 km of levees were built with government funding, while 1.5 km of the total of 9.8 km of levees have been strengthened.