The subtropical cyclone will have its strongest winds from noon to 4:00 p.m.a time when Sergio Rico, director of the National Emergency System (Sinae), recommended that the population “If you don’t have to go out, don’t go out”in an interview with the radio program Doble Click (Del Sol).
the manager asked “close the windows” and “mind the pets” in those hours, and even leave if possible light houses on the coast of Maldonado and Rochathe departments that will suffer the strongest gusts of wind according to the estimates of the Uruguayan Institute of Meteorology (Inumet), by the surf that will rise up because of the winds.
Rico warned that if there is a need to go out, it is recommended that you leave before noon.
For Maldonado and Rocha Sinae coordinated “several evacuation centers” and the service of “several army vehicles”, fire stations were reinforced, and “UTE already has all the crews to get out”, reported the director of the System. In addition, in Rocha, the State Health Services Administration (ASSE) moved more ambulances.
Rico also called follow “the media and social networks of official organizations” such as Sinae and Inumet to learn about the details of the cyclone.
No list in Montevideo classes
Classes in Primary and Secondary School of Montevideo will not call their students this Tuesday due to the storm, after a request from Sinae to the National Administration of Public Education (ANEP), Rico reported.
Maldonado and Rocha they suspended their classes for this day due to the cyclone. In Montevideo, on the other hand, the attendance of the children will be the decision of the parentswho will have to define if it is possible to take the child to class depending on the necessary “transfers” and whether “they have a place to leave the child”, Rico explained. “If you can, stay home”he reaffirmed.
An evacuated family and a deceased on Monday
Until 7 in the morning the National Directorate of Firefighters reported 22 interventions, 18 in the metropolitan area and four in Rocha. Between them, An evacuation of a woman and three minors was carried out in Parque del PlataCanelones, due to a blown roof.
Also, there was seven inspections, five interventions for tree cuts (including the four performances in Rocha), four for raising roofs, and one for “loose objects”reported the Directorate.
At night, 3,600 places were used in the shelters of the Ministry of Social Development (Mides), the portfolio reported in a statement. The Ministry of the Interior transferred 84 people to these centersMides added.
Firefighters registered as a person killed by the winds at young man of 23 years suffered the fall of a palm tree on the roof of his house this Monday afternoon.
Rico described the fact as “a tragedy” that was “unpredictable” because “the palm tree was cut in half and fell on the roof of his house”. However, he indicated that “most likely” is that the fall is a “direct consequence” of the winds.