Chile: at least one death and thousands affected by torrential rains – LINFO.re

Chile: at least one death and thousands affected by torrential rains – LINFO.re
Chile: at least one death and thousands affected by torrential rains – LINFO.re

Heavy rainfall and powerful winds caused 3,297 victims in Chile, mainly in the south of the country. This is indicated in the latest report from the National Disaster Prevention and Response Service published this Friday, June 14.

Direction to Argentina

The torrential rains which hit a vast region of the Chile since Wednesday have caused one death and left more than 3,000 people affected, and at least one person has died. According to the latest report from the authorities published this Friday, June 14, the storm is now progressing towards Argentina. After more than a day of incessant rain, Interior Undersecretary Manuel Monsalve reported that the peak of the frontal system had been passed in the Coquimbo, Metropolitana, Valparaiso and O’Higgins regions. “Eighty percent of this frontal system has already left the Chile and is located in Argentine territory.he said, French media report as BFMTV. As a result, the weather alerts had been lifted.

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Exceptional bad weather

Exceptionally strong rains and winds triggered the maximum alert level in six Chilean regions: Coquimbo, Valparaiso, Metropolitana, O’Higgins, Ñuble and Biobio. Interior Minister Carolina Toha declared the state of “disaster” in five of these regions to facilitate emergency assistance. She went to Curanilahue, the hardest hit 600 km south of Santiago, where overflowing rivers affected around 2,000 homes. Massive flooding required residents to be evacuated by boat. The precipitation, surpassing that of the entire previous year, was caused by a “atmospheric river” according to meteorologists.

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