A strong rainstorm and the flooding of a river caused flooding in some streets of the Buenos Aires town of San Clemente del Tuyú, where a family had to be evacuated and some road accidents occurred, Civil Defense authorities of that district reported today.
In the photos sent by EL DIA readers through WhatsappIt is observed how the water advanced to the most central streets and affected the main commercial premises.
The situation in San Clemente, which has endured heavy rains for two days, adds to the storm that affected the town of La Lucila del Mar yesterday, which caused the blowing up of tents in a spa without injuries.
Augusto Giachetti, director of Civil Defense of the La Costa Party, told Télam that in the case of San Clemente “two phenomena came together, the rising of the estuary and the storm with abundant water fall, which caused the fall of 190 millimeters in two days”.
“As a result of the rising of the estuary, all that water mass took a long time to drain and streets were flooded to the curb of the sidewalk and in the shops that were in low areas, the water was on the edge of the entrance to the premises,” he said Giachetti.
He also explained that “yesterday we had to evacuate a family of seven who lived in a precarious home and we had three accidents as a result of the storm with injuries.”
Giachetti indicated that these phenomena “are unusual” since “before we had the typical summer storms but now, we do not have time to warn people, since it is a storm that discharges all its power, in a very short period of time. and then it dissipates. “
The director of Civil Defense stressed that “these situations are caused by the La Niña phenomenon, with the warming of the waters of the Pacific Ocean, which generate strong storms, located in a very short period of time.”
The National Meteorological Service issued yesterday and until 18 today an orange alert for the Atlantic Coast, which means the warning for dangerous phenomena for society, property and the environment.
After 6:30 p.m., the agency changed the alert to yellow in the area where it warns of possible meteorological phenomena with the potential for damage and risk of momentary interruption of daily activities.