Río de la Plata Flooding Alert: Quilmes Streets Cut and Flooded


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The Río de La Plata has caused flooding in the coasts of Quilmes and Tigre, affecting the northern and southern areas of the Buenos Aires suburbs. The water levels exceeded three meters on Tuesday morning, leading to flooding in the streets of Tigre and Quilmes. The Naval Hydrography Service (SHN) issued an alert due to the rising water levels, with the river expected to reach 3 meters in the Port of Buenos Aires and 3.10 meters in San Fernando.

The Municipality of Tigre recommended avoiding unnecessary traffic, staying away from fallen poles or cables, and not driving through flooded areas. Free parking at the train yard was made available to all residents of the district due to the alert for Sudestada. The System of Citizen Protection of the northern zone of Buenos Aires reported that the water reached a height of 2.90 meters at 8 in the morning, with the maximum level expected to occur at 10:30, reaching 3.40 meters during high tide.

The alert is valid for the early hours of Tuesday morning. Last December, similar flooding occurred in different areas of the Buenos Aires Metropolitan Area (AMBA), with water levels exceeding three meters. The National Meteorological Service (SMN) issued orange and yellow alerts for strong storms in eight provinces in the northwest region and northeast of the country. Orange alerts for storms apply in localities in the north and west of Santiago del Estero, almost the entire territory of Tucumán, and the center of Salta.

In the affected areas, the SMN predicts storms, some locally strong or severe, accompanied by falling hail, strong electrical activity, very intense gusts, and abundant falls of water in short periods. The yellow alert was in effect for the provinces of Corrientes, Chaco, center and south of Santiago del Estero, east and center of Catamarca, north and center of Santa Fe, north and part of the center of Salta, and almost all of Jujuy. Locally strong storms are expected, with accumulated precipitation values between 60 and 120 millimeters, accompanied by abundant falls of water in short periods, strong electrical activity, occasional hail falls, and intense gusts.

The SMN advises people to remain in closed buildings, keep away from electrical appliances, avoid using corded telephones, stay inside vehicles if traveling, avoid driving through flooded or affected streets, cut off the electricity supply if there is a risk of water entering the home, contact local emergency organizations if affected, and always have an emergency backpack ready with a flashlight, radio, documents, and telephone.

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