Alerts for storms, rains and winds are in force in nine provinces
The provinces of Buenos Aires, Córdoba, Jujuy, La Pampa and Salta They presented this morning yellow alerts for storms, while others were in force for rain for Chubut, Neuquén and Río Negro, and by winds in Chubut, La Pampa, Mendoza, Neuquén and Río Negroreported the National Meteorological Service (SMN).
According to the agency’s report, in the province of Jujuy, the storm alert reaches Puna Susques and the Cochinoca, Rinconada and Santa Catalina mountain range, while in Salta it applies to the Cachi, Cafayate, Chicoana, La Caldera, La Poma, Molinos, Rosario de Lerma and San Carlos valleys.
Also in the Córdoba towns of General Roca and President Roque Sáenz Peña; the pampas of Caleu Caleu, Hucal, Chapaleufú, Maracó, Rancul, Realicó, Trenel, Atreucó, Capital, Catriló, Conhelo, Guatraché, Quemú Quemú, Toay and Utracán; in addition to the west, center and southeast of the province of Buenos Aires.
Accumulated precipitation values are expected in these areas between 20 and 40 millimeters, accompanied by intense gusts of wind, occasional hail, significant electrical activity, and abundant rainfall in short periods of time.
At the same time yellow alerts apply for rain in the Cushamen, Futaleufú, Languiñeo and Tehuelches mountain range in Chubut; the Huiliches, Lácar, Aluminé and Los Lagos mountain ranges in Neuquén; and the Pilcaniyeu mountain range, from Ñorquincó and Bariloche in Río Negro.
These areas will be affected by persistent rains of varying intensity and it is estimated values of accumulated precipitation between 20 and 30 millimeters, that can be overcome in a timely manner, especially in the highest areas.
While, They present alerts for winds throughout the province of Río Negro and Neuquén; the west, center and northwest of Chubut; the center and south of Mendoza; the northwest, southwest and west of La Pampa; and the center and northwest of Chubut.
This area will be affected by winds from the west sector, with speeds between 35 and 70 kilometers per hour and gusts that can exceed 100 kilometers per hour.
The SMN recommended in these areas avoid outdoor activities, secure items that can be blown up, stay informed by authorities, and always have an emergency backpack ready with a flashlight, radio, documents, and telephone.
Also, in places with storm alerts, the agency suggested Do not take out the garbage, remove objects that prevent water from draining, do not take refuge near trees and electricity poles that could fall and do not stay on beaches, rivers, lagoons or pools to minimize the risk of being struck by lightning.