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26 Jun 2020 | 04:53 PM UTC

Uruguay: Flash floods displace hundreds in southern provinces June 22-26

Uruguay News Alert

Flash floods displace 360 people in Uruguay’s southern provinces from June 22-26, further rains forecast over central and northern areas; remain vigilant and follow authority directives

TIMEFRAME expected from 6/26/2020, 12:00 AM until 6/29/2020, 11:59 PM (America/Montevideo). COUNTRY/REGION Uruguay

Event

As of Friday, June 26, 360 people have been displaced as a result of flash flooding in Uruguay's southern provinces. Reportedly, heavy rains and strong winds in Montevideo, Lavalleja, Colonia, and Canelones provinces have triggered the floods and caused significant damages, and also blocked several roads. More than 1800 power outages have been reported due to strong winds in the capital Montevideo.

Over the next 24 hours, moderate to locally heavy rain is forecast over central and northern provinces.

Disruptions to travel and infrastructure are anticipated over the coming days.

Advice

Those in Uruguay should be aware of the potential for localized disruption in the near term, and are advised to monitor developments in their own area of operations and heed any directives issued by local authorities.

 

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