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Three-day pouring rain and wind storm kills over 30.000 sheep in Uruguay

Thursday, September 19th 2013 - 07:55 UTC
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Thousands of sheep dead, 1.500 people evacuated, blown roofs, flooded roads and farm land was the result of three days non-stop of pouring rainfall and strong winds that punished Uruguay beginning last Friday. Read full article


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  • Stevie

    Conq is in agony, so many prospects...

    Sep 19th, 2013 - 08:38 am - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Briton

    Bahhed news then,
    poor sheep does no one care abt these poor animals,

    it helps the starving i supose..

    Sep 19th, 2013 - 09:15 am - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Britworker

    Their gods are angry, they should sacrifice Mujica for the Bolivarian stooge that he is.

    Sep 19th, 2013 - 10:22 am - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Briton

    Meanwhile the consequences of the storm triggered a strong controversy between Uruguay’s Executive Deputy Secretary Diego Cánepa and a south Brazilian weather site, MetSul, mostly used by farmers, in Uruguay. (The Uruguayan Meteorological Office has been on strike for almost six months now demanding better pay and working conditions and is not considered so reliable).

    dont help the poor sheep..

    Sep 19th, 2013 - 11:37 am - Link - Report abuse 0
  • ChrisR

    OK you jokers, Stevie included; let’s look at the thing properly.

    Firstly a disaster for the farmers. Who would have forecast this? Well I knew about it because I take no notice of the idiots who operate the forecasting for Uruguay and this little gem shows why they are lamentably bad:
    “The Uruguayan Meteorological Office has been on strike for almost six months now demanding better pay and working conditions and is not considered so reliable” yes and I think they should get the opportunity to urinate on the way out of the building and the sooner the thing is privatised the better (see below).

    And of course: “Canepa claimed that the media had picked on MetSul forecasts and had over blown the impact of the storm, and argued in his twitter that “it is a new weather pattern that Uruguay is suffering” and that is why “it was so surprising”.......“Irresponsible” was the immediate response from MetSul which argued there was “nothing new about weather. We have over a century of records on storms and shipwrecks”. The Rio Grande do Sul MetSul site added “We are involved with Science, not Politics. Ignoring the climate records of the past is the best way to disastrously plan the future”.

    I use a site in Norway and it predicted this storm and the severity of it THREE whole days before it started. It has only been in slight error once since we have been here.

    And Pepe, that bastion of throwing money at the terminal lazy in the name of “Social Inclusion” stated: ““but I can’t give out peoples’ money to farmers and their organizations that have been repeatedly advised for years, to create an emergency fund for this type of climatic phenomena”.

    So that’s alright then.

    You cannot believe how much I want this stupid, stupid man to fuck of to his overdue retirement home, six feet down under La Tronca’s chrysanthemums, talk about ruining the country.

    Sep 19th, 2013 - 11:48 am - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Briton

    Well hopefully he wont take to long to go,

    everybody suffers in very bad weather,
    did you see the mexico bit on TV, aparentl they have crocks on the loose,

    the weather seems to be out of control...

    Sep 19th, 2013 - 11:53 am - Link - Report abuse 0
  • ElaineB

    When have we ever been able to control the weather? You can try to manage the consequences and prepare for the extremes.

    Sep 19th, 2013 - 01:08 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Conqueror

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    Sep 19th, 2013 - 03:21 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Briton

    7 ElaineB
    I fully agree,
    It just seems that the weather is going totally loco.

    But of course you are correct,
    If only we could control the weather.

    Sep 19th, 2013 - 07:42 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Jardinera

    So sad for the sheep and the farmers, it is a tragedy.
    With regards to weather forecasting is great, we also knew the weather was coming, high winds etc.
    The NASA GOES Satellite is excellent and in conjunction with the Freemeteo site we always know what is coming up....

    Sep 19th, 2013 - 10:01 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • ElaineB

    Mujica is a twit. This is exactly the kind of extreme situation where the government should step up with money.

    Sep 19th, 2013 - 10:10 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Stevie

    MP gives you half-truths, Mujica has said the small farms will be compensated.

    Sep 19th, 2013 - 10:32 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • troyfreefly

    We have been here for five years and I have always found it incredible that those jokers dared to call themselves meteorologists. They never get it right. We never have paid them any attention and always use the internet. Our neighbours always ask us what the weather is going to do. Meteorologists on strike? What a laugh. They should all be given the sack and replaced with someone who knows how to use the internet.

    Sep 19th, 2013 - 11:06 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • ElaineB

    @12 Because the big farms are the enemy? Surely the big farms pay more into society so why should they not receive the same help? What if a small farm only lost 2% of their sheep and a big farm lost 20%? Government aid for extreme situations should not be based on class or political prejudice. IMO.

    Sep 19th, 2013 - 11:26 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Stevie

    No Elaine.
    Mainly because the big farms have the means to avoid this kind of situations by prevention...

    Sep 20th, 2013 - 05:35 am - Link - Report abuse 0
  • aedi

    15 Stevie (#)
    Yes, something called INSURANCE. Can't they spare some loose money to get insured? Poor people, lets shed some compassionate tears for them!

    Sep 20th, 2013 - 08:09 am - Link - Report abuse 0
  • ChrisR

    16 aedi

    You just don't get anything do you?

    Are you a congenital idiot or have you worked your way up to it.

    Stevie mentioned avoidance by PREVENTION. Insurance DOES NOT avoid ANYTHING.

    Prevention could mean stock sheds, emergency canvas shelters or even just a simple polypropylene jacket for the animals. The jackets are always available in the UK because of the changes in the weather with almost no warning.

    Stop underestimating poor people. It's the lazy bastards that need to be dealt with. And in your case the idiotas.

    Sep 20th, 2013 - 12:02 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • aedi

    Apparently some morons think (well, really?) that someone cares about the welfare of these poor animals. The only thing they care about, is the money they represent.
    The way to PREVENT MONEY LOSES is to INSURE or create a fund, like the one suggested by the BEST PRESIDENT IN THE WORLD to the ones that now are claiming for government compensation.
    Versión editada para el tarado que que aunque “ama” el Uruguay en el que eligió vivir para hacer dinero, insiste en llamar idiotas a la mayoría de sus ciudadanos.

    Sep 22nd, 2013 - 08:34 am - Link - Report abuse 0
  • ChrisR

    18 aedi

    Now, you remember I said Oh Yes! to your last, stupid post?

    Your final sentence refers directly to me calling everybody idiots: not true, only you.

    You also refer to me as a moron: not true.

    What IS true is that people like you who think the uneducated, semi-literate; commie with the early signs of dementia is “the best president in the world”. He clearly is nothing of the sort.

    I kept an open mind when Pepe came of “rule us”, his words, not mine, and he started off very well but within a year he had gone off the rails, in my judgement. His claim when inflation was about to get where it is now, that “he was used to it, it won’t matter” was simply because he and his Tupamaro mates robbed banks! They also murdered people and were the direct reason the country ended up with military rule. A stunning achievement by “the best president in the world”

    You are clearly either a teenager or someone older of limited intellect yourself if you think that wasting money on Social Inclusion by paying lazy bastards not to work is a “good thing”. It is not, ask the Uruguayo who work for a living if they agree, I have.

    BTW, MP require you to post in English. Try to keep to that.

    Sep 22nd, 2013 - 01:44 pm - Link - Report abuse 0

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