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Tag: rains storm

  • Friday, March 22nd 2024 - 09:12 UTC

    Over 4,700 Uruguayans displaced due to heavy storms

    A return to normalcy will depend on each department, President Lacalle explained while touring parts of the country affected by the floods (Pic L. Maine)

    A total of 4,722 Uruguayans were displaced from their homes Thursday as heavy rains caused severe floods in the departments (provinces) of Canelones, Colonia, Florida, Durazno, San Jose, Paysandu, and Rivera, the National Emergency System (Sinae) reported. President Luis Lacalle Pou visited some of the affected areas.

  • Thursday, March 21st 2024 - 09:58 UTC

    Uruguay braces for heavy storm

    “Inumet has decided to raise the current alert level from orange to red,” Santayana announced

    Classes were suspended in Uruguay for Thursday and other precautions were taken after a red alert was declared following the Weather Bureau's forecast of heavy electrical storms. Such a measure is enacted “when the intensity of a meteorological phenomenon in course or forecast implies an extreme or imminent risk level for the population in general.”

  • Monday, April 30th 2018 - 08:30 UTC

    Major wind and flash rains storm hits Buenos Aires: two dead and 100.000 homes with no power

    Strong wind gusts forced the collapse of a roof at a parking lot crushing some 18 vehicles, and a dining room catering for 140 children was completely flooded

    A man and his teenage son died with electrocution during a storm that struck Buenos Aires City and the metropolitan area on Sunday dawn and morning. Winds blowing at over 130 kilometers and massive rainfall, 120 millimeters, caused the collapse of roofs and publicity billboards, trees and lamp posts were knocked down, plus extensive flooding and power cuts that affected thousands of clients. An estimated 2.500 people had to be evacuated and even more had to abandon their homes.