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Chubut province declared in state of emergency and agriculture disaster

Thursday, April 20th 2017 - 06:33 UTC
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Chubut province in Argentine Patagonia has been declared in state of emergency and eight of its 16 counties in agriculture disaster as a consequence of torrential rainfall and mudslides which have left huge areas isolateds, or cut off from the communications network. Read full article

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  • The Voice

    Yet little Shitstirrer Think still continues to post from his cosy office in Brook Street.

    Chuckle chuckle

    Apr 20th, 2017 - 07:24 am - Link - Report abuse +1
  • Enrique Massot

    @TV
    In the face of a catastrophe hitting the livelihood of thousands of people this all you find smart to say? What a low-level comment.

    Apr 20th, 2017 - 12:52 pm - Link - Report abuse -1
  • ElaineB

    @ EM Oh, stop the sanctimonious clap-trap. I don't often agree with TV but he is right that Think lies about where he lives and enjoys any misfortune to others; He deserves the dig.

    So, EM, a catastrophe hitting the livelihood of thousands in Argentina and all you can do is comment on a post by TV?

    This is always terrible to read about. The rural areas of Argentina are underfunded and poor as it is. How much the moneyed in BsAs will do to help will be something to see. I am sure we will read a lot about 'rich farmers' but what about all the agricultural workers? Come on, Macri, get out there and show some support.

    Apr 20th, 2017 - 02:05 pm - Link - Report abuse +4
  • Kanye

    EM,

    The human cost is tragic and affects many many people who deserve assistance and compassion at this time.

    I don't think TV's comments are meant to take away from or criticize the situation in Chubut, but rather to emphasize the point that there is no comment from Think.
    He supposed to be in Chubut, in the middle of all this, but we hear no words of concern or even a comment, whereas, he is the first to jump on a thread too insult and gloat at the misfortune of others, the British especially.

    It is a valid point.

    Apr 20th, 2017 - 02:11 pm - Link - Report abuse +1
  • Think

    Sr. Massot...
    Please..., don't worry too much about us down here in Chubut...

    Firstly... the cows in the above picture were from the province of Corrientes..., some 1,000 miles to the north and..., as you can see by the date of the link below..., they have been steak since about January 2016... ;-)
    http://polosurtdf.com.ar/3112-2/

    Secondly..., the “Eight counties in agriculture disaster as a consequence of torrential rainfall” are for example...: Florentino Ameghino (1,500 inhabitants in an area of 16,000 km²)..., Telsen (1,800 inhabitants in an area of 20,000 km²)..., Gastre (1,500 inhabitants in an area of 16,000km²)..., Paso de Indios ( 1,900 inhabitants in an area of 22,000 km²)..., Mártires (900 inhabitants in an area of 15,000 km²)... and so on...

    Thirdly..., the situation in Comodoro Rivadavia has been more serious though...
    Some 6-7,000 houses were seriousy affected by the floods and mudslides...
    About 10,000 people were evacuated... and one person died...
    Water and energy services in this town of ~200,000 inhabitants were seriously affected...
    Things are quite normat now...

    One “interesting” story about this crisis is the “actitude” of the BRAUN family..., though...
    One of our Patrician Argentine Families... with seven of its members occupying high political posts in the current national administration...
    Between many..., many other things..., they own most supermakets in Patagonia...
    The day after the flood... their shops in Comodoro Rivadavia raised their prices about 100%...

    Nice people..., don't you Think.
    Un abrazo patagónico...
    El Think...

    Apr 20th, 2017 - 03:06 pm - Link - Report abuse -3
  • The Voice

    Shitstirrer Think and EM. My deepest concern and condolences for the residents of Chubut for this misfortune.

    But, for both you non residents its not a problem is it? Can the shitstirring resident of Brook Street provide us with a photo of his local dinosaurs under water? Thought not! A bit difficult from that cosy office in Brook Street.... Chuckle chuckle...

    Apr 21st, 2017 - 09:29 am - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Kanye

    As predicted, no local insight from a Chubut resident, just political grandstanding from Think/voice.

    And EM not only has no objection, he defends Think

    Apr 22nd, 2017 - 01:27 am - Link - Report abuse +2
  • imoyaro

    This site gives some perspectives...

    http://www.floodmap.net/Elevation/CountryElevationMap/?ct=AR&st=04

    Apr 23rd, 2017 - 05:07 pm - Link - Report abuse +2

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