At least seven people have died in floods following days of torrential rain in Romania.
Farmland has been devastated by the floods
Thousands of people have been evacuated from their homes, as flood water rose to 3m (9ft) in places.
Dozens of roads have been closed and many areas have been left without electricity or gas.
Romanian Prime Minister Calin Popescu Tariceanu said the damage was so bad he was considering appealing for international help.
In the eastern village of Ivesti, residents were stranded on rooftops, while the nearby city of Galati was put on alert as the River Siret reached record levels.
Television pictures showed rescue services using boats and helicopters to ferry stricken villagers to safety.
Thousands of homes and acres of farmland and other cultivated areas have been left submerged.
"I lost a lifetime of hard work in a moment," electrician Ion Dobre, 57, whose home was flooded after the Siret burst through dykes, was quoted by the AP news agency as saying.
Mr Tariceanu, who toured affected areas by helicopter on Thursday, said extra food supplies would be sent to flooded counties and the cabinet would approve financial aid, Reuters news agency reported.
Meteorologists have warned that more rain is expected.