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09 Oct 2018 | 09:34 AM UTC

Uruguay: Storm alerts issued for north, center October 9

Uruguay News Alert

Orange and yellow storm and rain alerts issued for the north and center of the country October 9

TIMEFRAME expected from 10/8/2018, 11:00 PM until 10/9/2018, 10:59 PM (America/Montevideo). COUNTRY/REGION Artigas, Cerro Largo, Durazno, Florida, Lavalleja, Paysandú, Rivera, Rocha, Salto, Tacuarembó, Treinta y Tres

Event

The Uruguayan meteorological institute INUMET has issued orange storm and rain alerts - the second-highest level - for the north and northeast of the country. Lower yellow alerts are also in place for much of the center of the country. As of 06:00 (local time) on Tuesday, October 9, the orange alerts were in place in all or parts of the departments of Artigas, Cerro Largo, Durazno, Florida, Lavalleja, Paysandú, Rivera, Rocha, Salto, Tacuarembó, and Trenta y Tres. Associated flooding, power outages, and transportation disruptions cannot be ruled out.

Context

Flooding is relatively common in Uruguay and can occur year round.

Advice

Individuals in affected areas are advised to maintain a safe distance from river banks, keep abreast of the situation via local media outlets, and adhere to any instructions issued by the local authorities.

 

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