Heavy rains and winds destroyed 50 homes in southern Argentina

Heavy rains and gusty winds destroyed 50 homes in Comodoro Rivadavia in the southern part of Argentina, with various injuries in a city hospital brought five people, said local authorities.

Heavy rains, accompanied by squally wind gusts and hail, began in Comodoro Rivadavia (Chubut Province) on Monday night. According to forecasters, the night only one hour in the city received more than 100 millimeters of rain.

In photos and videos that have appeared on social networking sites, it is clear that the drainage system in the city to cope with the flow of water, filled the central streets. Local authorities reported that current took more than 30 cars. In some cases, the level of water in the streets reached one meter. Rescue services reported that most affected western districts of the city.

The total amount of damage done to the element of the local authorities have not yet identified. At present, the city has more than 50 rescue teams. According to forecasters, will soon resume showers are expected.

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