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Uruguay: Storm alerts issued for north, center June 11

Orange and yellow storm alerts issued for northern and central Uruguay June 11; heavy rain, violent winds, and hail forecast

11 juin 11h56 UTC
TIMEFRAME expected from 11/6/2018, 12h00 until 11/6/2018, 11h59 (America/Montevideo). COUNTRY/REGION Artigas, Rivera, Paysandú, Salto, Tacuarembó, Cerro Largo, Durazno, Flores, Florida, Lavalleja, Maldonado, Río Negro, Rocha, Treinta y Tres


The Uruguayan meteorological institute INUMET has issued orange alerts - the second highest level - for the north of the country. As of the 09:00 (local time) on Monday, June 11, they are in place in the departments of Artigas and Rivera, as well as parts of Paysandú, Salto, and Tacuarembó. Thunderstorms, torrential rain, hail, and strong winds are expected. Associated flooding, power outages, and transportation disruptions cannot be ruled out.

Lower yellow alerts are also in place in central areas of the country, including in the departments of Cerro Largo, Durazno, Flores, Florida, Lavalleja, Maldonado, Paysandú, Río Negro, Rocha, Salto, Tacuarembó, and Treinta y Tres.


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


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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