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Torrential rains and mudslides destroy “80% of Comodoro Rivadavia”

Tuesday, April 4th 2017 - 09:50 UTC
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Comodoro Rivadavia, in Argentine Patagonia, also known as the “Oil capital” of the country is estimated to have experienced an “80% destruction” of the city, according to a first report from an Army engineers' battalion sent to set up bridges and repair highways. The city suffered a week of historic torrential rains (330mm) and strong winds with flooding, mudslides which swept away with bridges and tracts of roads and major highways. Read full article

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  • Clyde15

    Looks pretty hellish for the population who live there. I hope nobody was seriously injured.

    I am not trying to make any political capital from this BUT a few weeks ago an Argie. poster berated the Brits. for living in a disgusting climate where it rained incessantly. Well,it does not seem much better in Argentina.

    Apr 04th, 2017 - 11:41 am - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Markič

    A lot of Argentina has been under water for some time now, literally and figuratively. The lack of will to invest in infrastructure (or the corrupt diversion of funds that should have been used for much needed infrastructure) is one of the hallmarks of this country.

    In the case of Comodoro, it's the ugliest and nastiest city in all of Patagonia, surrounded by slums with no apparent planning or standards.

    http://www.lanacion.com.ar/2004307-provincia-por-provincia-el-mapa-con-las-areas-afectadas-por-las-inundaciones

    Apr 04th, 2017 - 03:55 pm - Link - Report abuse +1
  • AustrOllOpithecus

    Ah, the British.

    As the above two show they have come out in flying colors.

    They could not wait even a day after a disaster to make some totally reckless, disgusting, and mendacious comments.

    Markic, I would like to introduce you to another Brit, Marti Llazo. But they say that people have never seen either of you in the same place at the same time... hmmm.

    As for no apparent planning, you want to see the slums around the US state of North Dakota? Same idea, people flock to places where wealth has been drilled. Nothing unique to Argentina, but again, Markic and Marti Llazo somehow just probably would get along brilliantly.

    hahahaha.

    Oh and btw, the title of this article is the most sensationalist nonsense ever done by Mercopress.

    Apr 04th, 2017 - 07:23 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • The Voice

    Nostrils, I hear that Villa 31 is due for an upgrade, you are getting tin huts instead of the cardboard ones. Things are looking up!

    Apr 04th, 2017 - 07:53 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Markič

    AustrOllOpithecus is apparently unaware of the widespread criticism of Argentina's failure to invest in flood control and other infrastructure projects, and objects to being reminded of these criminal shortcomings.

    As one argie paper put it: “muchas décadas de ominosa desinversión en infraestructura y la ausencia de un imprescindible plan hídrico integral.”

    Instead of meaningful public works to address the recurring flooding, the Kirchner governments squandered hundreds of millions on such things as paving Santa Cruz province back-roads that were rarely even used.

    Apr 04th, 2017 - 08:19 pm - Link - Report abuse +1
  • golfcronie

    And hotels which were never used.

    Apr 04th, 2017 - 09:12 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Clyde15

    Troll boy

    So I am included in making totally reckless, disgusting, and mendacious comments.

    So my first sentence was making a joke about the people suffering in the flood ?

    The second was comparing the “disgusting” weather in the UK with what happened in Argentina. A factual comment.

    Again, your remarks are what I would expect from an unhinged individual.

    Apr 04th, 2017 - 10:02 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • AustrOllOpithecus

    Clyde,

    I just follow the old and wise argentine saying: “If an Anglo tells you something ill, take him at his word. And if he tells you something well, assume he meant the contrary”.

    Apr 04th, 2017 - 10:35 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • DemonTree

    Yeah, that seems pretty horrible. I hope all the people are okay.

    Poor AustrOllOpithecus, you must be so disappointed Martillazo has disappeared. Now that hardly anyone is ranting about how terrible Argentina is, you're reduced to picking on Clyde15 and Markič for their perfectly reasonable comments.

    Apr 04th, 2017 - 10:54 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Think

    Mr. DemonTree

    Toby said earlier...:
    《“Markic, I would like to introduce you to another Brit, Marti Llazo. But they say that people have never seen either of you in the same place at the same time... hmmm.”》

    I say...:
    What do you Think he was infering by that...
    1) That Markič and Martillazo are the same poster...
    Or that...
    2) That Markič and Martillazo are the same poster....
    Or that...
    3) That Markič and Martillazo are the same poster.....

    Apr 05th, 2017 - 02:55 am - Link - Report abuse 0
  • DemonTree

    Heh, what I think is that Trollboy misses Marti so much he is seeing similarities where there are none. And he is so desperate to make us into enemies that he literally just announced he will take anything we say as an insult. It's kind of funny and kind of sad.

    Apr 05th, 2017 - 08:14 am - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Clyde15

    Troll boy

    “the old and wise argentine saying”

    Another oxymoron compounded with hyperbole !

    Apr 05th, 2017 - 08:49 am - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Think

    Mr. DemonTree...

    You say...:
    “ He is seeing similarities where there are none...”

    I say...:
    Nope...
    It is you that ain't seeing the similarities where there are obvious..., lad...
    The choice of topics of this “New” poster.., his desdain for Argies as well as Shileans..., his familiarity with posters & themes previously discussed in here...
    Even his newly chosen nick...: “Markič” places him geographically as the same poster...
    http://en.mercopress.com/2017/03/30/chile-day-in-london-next-june-uk-ambassador-underlines-importance-of-free-trade/comments#comment464689

    One has to be blind not to notice it...
    Or Engrish... ;-)

    Apr 05th, 2017 - 09:28 am - Link - Report abuse 0
  • DemonTree

    Really? I can't remember seeing more than two or three comments from Markič, I don't know how you can tell anything from that. And didn't Trollboy also accuse Marti Llazo of being a Chilean poster called Chicureo? That seems even more unlikely. Anyway, if they are the same person I expect it will become obvious in time.

    How is Comodoro Rivadavia doing now?

    Apr 05th, 2017 - 12:41 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Think

    Mr. DemonTree...
    Thanks for asking...
    Comodoro will survive...
    Quite a mess in some areas...
    Some 2,000 homes more or less damaged by the floods... No mortalities... No badly injured...
    http://www.elpatagonico.com/das-neves-nunca-vi-algo-asi-un-destrozo-terrible-n1544721

    A far cry of the 《”Torrential rains and mudslides destroy “80% of Comodoro Rivadavia”》
    some yellow press has written about...

    Apr 05th, 2017 - 02:06 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • DemonTree

    Telam is the yellow press? But I'm glad no one was killed or seriously injured. Better to find that the press have exaggerated the damage than the other way around.

    Apr 05th, 2017 - 06:08 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Don Alberto

    Yes, Demon Tree, Shrinkbrain's favorite 'Telam' is the yellow press together with his other favorite 'Pagina12'. Both can be trusted to the same degree as you could trust 'Pravda' and 'Der Stürmer'.

    Apr 06th, 2017 - 06:03 am - Link - Report abuse 0

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