The heavy rains have stopped and the waters are receding. Here is an article about why the floodings were so severe. The picture shows how the situation was in many streets. We also find out that really we are to blame for the flooded streets -- don't shower when it rains, seems to be the morale of the story.
On a funnier side note comes this from Nine O'Clock News:
The Senators worked yesterday in the plenum hall of the new Parliament’s headquarters among raindrops. Rain came through the cupola of the foyer in front of the plenum hall too. But the Senate Speaker Nicolae Vacaroiu had to face the hardest problem, namely had to receive the Jordanian Senate Speaker in the protocol hall, with all the solemnity required, but among drops of rain which were leaking from the cupola inside the room. In the plenum, behind the official tribune where Vacaroiu stands, rain was pretty obvious. The first victim was Democrat Senator Jan Vraciu, who opened his umbrella. Several Senators rushed to help him and wiped his desk. Finally, Vraciu moved to another desk, between UDMR and PRM. The Power Senators and those from PRM blamed the Speaker and the secretaries of the Chamber of Deputies, who were the coordinators of the works that were conducted in the People’s House wing which hosts the Senate.In other parts of the country, the consequences of the rains were much more dire, though. (There is no permalink for this article - if you can't find it, look under "Headlines". It might expire in a few days, though.) It's not been a good year so far.