Heavy rains in July 2010 resulted in severe floods on the River Prut and Nistru, which caused a lot of damage in the Republic of Moldova. The flood waves hit the Republic of Moldova on the total length, the north, centre and south part of the country. The most affected areas were in the regions of Briceni (in the north of the country) and Hincesti, Ungheni and Nisporeni (in the centre of the country) and Cahul, Cantemir (in the south of the country). As a consequence, on 7 July, the MIC has received a formal request for assistance from the Civil Protection and Emergency Situations Service of the Ministry of Interior of the Republic of Moldova.


Due to heavy rainfalls and high probability of significant flooding, Poland started on 17.05.2010 to exchange information with the MIC and Participating States on the current flooding situation. The most affected regions were in the Southern part of Poland (Slaskie, Podkarpackie, Opolskie, Swietokrzyskie, Malopolskie), but it has been forecasted that the floods will progressively extend to the central part of the country due to the flow of main rivers. According to information available to the MIC, 9 persons have been killed and some 2000 have been evacuated. On 19.05.2010 at 05:30 Brussels time, Poland has activated the European Civil Protection Mechanism and requested 10 high capacity pumps, min 600m3/hour each in order to complement national response.


The situation in country caused by floods was very complex, there were heavy rainfall and landslides (moving minefields and destroy markings).