In some districts, up to 90 millimeters of accumulated precipitation is expected
On the first morning of Wednesday, the Buenos Aires Metropolitan Area (AMBA) was affected by heavy rain and strong winds that hit the province, but the situation is far from improving; On the contrary, in the last hours, the National Meteorological Service (SMN) extended alert for storms. The districts that will be affected correspond to the Buenos Aires territory, as well as to the provinces of Santa Fe and Entre Ríos.
The latest predictions offered by the meteorological entity indicate that gusts of wind, electrical storms and high intensity rains could be replicated throughout the day of this May 25. There was even speculation about the possibility of hail falling, accompanied by abundant water in short periods of time.
In Buenos Aires, the localities that are under orange alert affected are: Ayacucho, Balcarce, General Guido, Maipú, General Juan Madariaga, Mar Chiquita, General Pueyrredón, Castelli, Chascomús, Dolores, General Lavalle, Lezama, Punta Indio, Tordillo, Pila , General Alvear, General Belgrano, General Paz, Las Flores, Lobos, Monte, Navarro, Roque Pérez, Saladillo, Alberti, Bragado, Chivilcoy, General Viamonte, July 9, May 25, Arrecifes, Captain Sarmiento, Carmen de Areco, Chacabuco, Colón, General Arenales, General Pinto, Junín, Leandro N. Alem, Lincoln, Pergamino, Rojas and Salto.
On the other hand, the Santa Fe cities that were included in this level of alarm are Constitución, Iriondo, Rosario and San Lorenzo, which are located in the south of the territory. While, in the case of Entre Ríos, the alerted areas are Colón, Gualeguaychú, Ibicuy Islands and Tala.
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According to the information published on the official Twitter account of the SMN, in the indicated places in the provinces of Buenos Aires, Santa Fe and Entre Ríos, it was forecast that they will reach an index of more than 90 millimeters of accumulated rainfall.
Similarly, a large part of the other districts of Buenos Aires, Santa Fe and Entre Ríos, as well as the entirety of La Pampa are under yellow alert, so they could suffer from rain, gusts and hail, but to a lesser extent. In this sense, the service stipulated that the fall of water could be greater than 60 millimeters.
Likewise, the SNM offered a series of recommendations to citizens to avoid any type of incident, since orange alerts are considered climatic events that could endanger society, life, property and the environment. . For this reason, it is advisable to be sheltered indoors and, as far as possible, away from the coasts and banks at the time of the storm.
It is recommended to avoid the use of electrical devices that are connected with a cable to the electrical connections of the property and take into account the option of unplugging them, if it is believed that there may be a risk of water entering the property.
The Early Warning System forecast rains throughout Thursday, May 25 (Twitter @SMN_Argentina)
On the other hand, if you are outside when the rain or hail starts, they advise avoiding taking shelter near public lighting poles and going to the nearest roof to protect yourself from gusts. For those who are inside a car, it would be best to stay inside it, since it has been shown that they are capable of protecting and resisting this type of weather.
On the other hand, the National Meteorological Service warned part of the Cuyo and Patagonian region for the yellow alert. Specifically, they will deal with the area of the Andes Mountains in the provinces of Mendoza, Neuquén, Río Negro and Chubut due to possible snowfall that will prevent travelers from crossing from Argentina to Chile, and vice versa. In addition, in the western and central region of Chubut and the east of Santa Cruz there will be a strong presence of winds throughout the day.
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