The National Meteorological Service (SMN) issued two alerts, one for strong storms with heavy rains, gusts and occasional hail for the provinces of Santa Fe, Corrientes and Entre Ríos; and another due to intense rains for the Metropolitan Area and Río de la Plata.
According to the agency’s report, at 7:50 an alert was issued for “intense rains” for the towns of Gualeguay and Ibicuy Islands, the area of the Río de la Plata and the City of Buenos Aires.
In addition, this short-term notice that will be updated in three hours, will affect the Buenos Aires matches of Almirante Brown, Avellaneda, Baradero, Berazategui, Berisso, Brandsen, Campana, Cañuelas, Ensenada, Escobar, Esteban Echeverria, Exaltación de la Cruz, Ezeiza , Florencio Varela, General Belgrano and General Las Heras.
Also in General Rodriguez, General San Martin, Hurlingham, Ituzaingó, José C. Paz, La Matanza, La Plata, Lanús, Lobos, Lomas de Zamora, Luján, Magdalena, Malvinas Argentina, Marcos Paz, Merlo, Moreno, Morón, Pilar, President Perón, Quilmes, San Antonio de Giles, San Antonio de Areco, San Fernando, San Isidro, San Miguel, San Vicente, Tigre, Tres de Febrero, Vicente López and Zarate.
Meanwhile, the other alert issued at 8:12 is for “strong storms with heavy rains, gusts and occasional hail fall”, and which will also be updated in three hours, is for the Santa Fe towns of General Obligado and San Javier.
It will also affect the Corrientes towns of Bella Vista, Concepción, Curuzú Cuatiá, Esquina, Goya, Lavalle, Mercedes, Monte Caseros, Paso de los Libres, San Roque and Sauce; while for the Entre Ríos area the alert reaches Concordia, Federación, Federal, La Paz and San José de Feliciano.
As a result of the alerts, the SMN recommended staying in closed buildings such as houses, schools or public buildings, securing objects that could be thrown by the wind, staying away from trees since the force of the wind could break any of their branches, stay away from electrical devices and avoid the use of corded telephones, avoid driving through flooded or affected streets.
If there is a risk of water entering homes, it is advisable to cut off the electricity supply, as well as to avoid outdoor activities, and to minimize the risk of being struck by lightning, do not stay on beaches, rivers, lagoons or pools.