Images of the cyclone in Uruguay: one death, winds of 100 km / h and no course - Internacionales

Images of the cyclone in Uruguay: one death, winds of 100 km / h and no course – Internacionales

The gusts of wind recorded in Punta del Este and Atlántida reached a peak of 98 and 87 kilometers per hour respectively on Tuesday and were the highest records recorded since the arrival of the subtropical cyclone in the country, reported the Uruguayan Institute. meteorology (Inumet) . .
Both locations outperformed other areas which also suffered from strong winds. Among them, Inumet included Rocha, which recorded a maximum of 81 kilometers per hour; San José, which had a peak of 80; Laguna del Sauce (78), Colonia (76), Montevideo, Lavalleja and Florida (74) and La Paloma (72).
The agency announced that the figures were analyzed until Tuesday noon.

Interventions in flooded areas

Following the storm, army personnel intervened this Tuesday morning in the areas of Atlántida and Parque del Plata (Canelones) affected by the meteorological phenomenon that reached Uruguay on Monday afternoon. The intensity of the wind caused coastal flooding, downed power lines, trees, uplifted roofs and even caused the evacuation of families.
“Army personnel are working with an emergency support section to clear roads after falling trees, in the area of ​​Atlántida and Parque del Plata,” the army announced on Twitter.

power outages

UTE announced via its Twitter account that as of midday Tuesday, there were a total of 10,700 services interrupted by the current storm.
“UTE is working on the replacement and remains alert to forecasted worsening weather conditions, which could lead to further effects,” the state-owned company said.
He also recalled that winds and rains of this magnitude can damage electrical networks. “The precautions to be taken when cables fall on public roads or on farms are recalled,” he added.


The cyclone has already had fatal consequences as a palm tree fell on a house in the Paso de la Arena district (Montevideo) on Monday afternoon and caused the death of a 23-year-old boy who was there.
Neighborhood residents removed the young man from the scene and performed cardiac massage while he was still alive, according to Stressed.


Route 10, which goes from Manantiales to José Ignacio, has been affected by the intense waves, but El País has ruled out that it will be cut, as has been broadcast in various posts on social networks and even videos that show a previous impact on this transit. itinerary.
The foam and the intense wind which reigns on the spot bring the authorities to ask especially not to circulate there and when the weather allows it, the assignment will be evaluated.

Route 10 this Tuesday afternoon, in full cyclone alert. Photo: (El País)


This Monday we learned that the departments of Maldonado and Rocha had decided to suspend classes due to the arrival of the cyclone. In these departments, experts believe that the greatest impact of the phenomenon will be felt. However, in Montevideo, school attendance will be the decision of parents, as students will not be called to primary or secondary school, according to education authorities.
The strong winds will last until Wednesday, when an improvement in weather conditions is expected, as indicated by Inumet.

The phenomenon

The cyclone that affects parts of Uruguay has to do with a formation in the Atlantic Ocean, whose center is southeast of Uruguayan soil, but instead of moving east as is common in this type of phenomenon, it moves westwards in an “atypical” way, towards Uruguay and Brazil.
Although Uruguay is not a hurricane zone, it currently has some of the warmest waters in decades, so it is possible for some extratropical cyclones to become subtropical and affect populated areas.

From Sinae, they predict that the cyclone could cause flooding, falling trees, electric poles and possibly blowing light roofs. In addition, the director of the agency indicated that “assignments in the boats” can also be expected.

Currently, the alert that governs the coastal departments is yellow, but if it turns red in the next few hours, Rico explained that the recommendation would be that “nobody leave their homes”. Moreover, he said that in these cases, people are asked to avoid being near doors and windows that face the outside. Source: (ElPaís/Observa)

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