Heavy rains will de-energize a number of areas of Buenos Aires, three dead

April 2, 2013. Three people were victims of bad weather in the Argentine capital of Buenos Aires, on the night Tuesday, in April dropped to a record rainfall, local authorities reported. There have been flooding the building and de-energized in some metropolitan areas, disrupted public transport and one of the Metro lines.

Heavy rains were in town from 3:00 to 5:30 on Monday night Tuesday, in this period fell about 155 millimeters of rain — the highest figure for April days in recent years, meteorologists said. The victims of the weather were two elderly people and subway worker who died as a result of a short circuit.

Due to bad weather were de-energized parts of Villa Urquiza, Devoto, Flores and Belgrano, flooding occurred in almost all major highways leading to the capital, as well as some urban highways. Disrupted Skytrain lines and «B» of Moscow subway. According to city officials, the most affected by the disaster areas have become Lugano, Mataderos, Belgrano and Liners.

Mayor urged drivers not to travel around the city. The situation is complicated by the fact that Tuesday — Last weekend day in the Easter holidays, which this year also coincided with the notes to the Tuesday Happy Veteran), and many residents of Buenos Aires, this day returning home by car or public transport.

Source: RIA Novosti

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