Latest Tisza Stories

2006-04-25 09:34:18

By Aurora Martiniuc and Marius Zaharia BUCHAREST (Reuters) - Hundreds of Romanians were fleeing their homes in impoverished rural areas on Tuesday as rescue teams struggled to reinforce dikes holding back the swollen Danube river, officials said. Heavy rain and melting snow have swollen waterways and inundated vast tracts of land in Romania, Bulgaria, Serbia and Hungary this month, making thousands of people homeless. In Romania, the worst-hit country where tens of thousands of...

2006-04-23 12:27:36

By Aurora Martiniuc BUCHAREST (Reuters) - Rescuers and volunteers plugged cracked flood defences in southeastern Europe on Sunday, but many hoped relief was in sight with the Danube and other rivers expected to withdraw from century highs in coming days. Buoyed by rain and melting snow, swollen waterways have swamped vast tracts of land in Romania, Bulgaria, Serbia and Hungary in recent days, driving thousands to higher ground. In Romania, the worst-hit country, some 100 soldiers and...

2006-04-12 07:40:00

BELGRADE -- Three towns in northern Serbia called for emegency measures to deal with floods on Wednesday, while levels in the Sava and Danube rivers in the capital Belgrade were close to record highs and still rising. The towns of Titel, Zabalj and Zrenjanin were threatened by floodwaters from the Tisa river, which flows from Hungary to join the Danube in Serbia's northern province of Vojvodina. Authorities were building new embankments and evacuating people from their homes. "We are really...

Word of the Day
  • Like a worm in form or movement; vermiform; tortuous or sinuous; also, writhing or wriggling.
  • Like the track or trace of a worm; appearing as if worm-eaten; vermiculate.
  • Marked with fine, close-set, wavy or tortuous lines of color; vermiculated.
  • A form of rusticated masonry which is so wrought as to appear thickly indented with worm-tracks.
This word ultimately comes from the Latin 'vermis,' worm.