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Montevideo, May 23rd 2019 - 17:54 UTC

Tag: Storm

  • Monday, January 28th 2019 - 09:33 UTC

    Cuba: Three dead and 170 injured after tornado passage through Havana

    The storm hit the north-western coast of Cuba with gusts of wind over 100 kilometers per hour (60 mph)

    At least three people lost their lives and more than 170 were wounded on Sunday night by the onslaught of a tornado in Havana as a result of an extratropical drop from the Gulf of Mexico that transits the territory of the island, local media confirmed.

  • 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.

  • Saturday, January 6th 2018 - 10:01 UTC

    Northeast US and Canada frigid with wind chills reaching negative C 50 degrees

    New York Times reporters who were sent to Mount Washington in that state said the wind “steals your breath and freezes your eyelashes.”

    The aftermath of a frigid “bomb cyclone” and polar vortex left much of the northeastern US and Canada frigid on Friday night. Wind chills in one part of the state of New Hampshire were forecast to hit negative 50 degrees Celsius, according to forecasters. New York Times reporters who were sent to Mount Washington in that state said the wind “steals your breath and freezes your eyelashes.”