The Buenos Aires’ evacuees are returning home
According to experts, “this sudestada caused one of the largest floods of the Rio de la Plata within the last 21 years.”
This morning, around 450 people were still unable to return to their homes. They are currently staying in provinces of Buenos Aires, in areas such as Tigre, Ensenada and Quilmes.
The Naval Hydrographic Service (SHN) reported that “this sudestada recorded a mark of 3.58 meters at the level of the river, measured at the port of Buenos Aires, where the average of that limit is 1.50 meters.”
Buenos Aires Emergency Undersecretary Nestor Nicholas said yesterday, “We’re asking people to beware of strong winds today, which can reach 40 kilometers per hour. We are not anticipating further flooding because the sudestada alert was lifted and the water has stopped entering the city.”
According to the National Weather Service (NWS), “rainfall and strong winds will continue today and will remain until tomorrow afternoon.”
The Provincial Emergency Council, under the General Secretariat, which coordinates the actions, was in contact yesterday with the mayors to assist families in this emergency.
Yesterday afternoon, a group of people affected by the sudestada cut one of the descents of the highway linking the capital La Plata with Quilmes, demanding food and mattresses.
Mario Secco mayor of Ensenada, confirmed, “We saved lives. There were people who were lying in their homes.” Firefighters said they reached about 1,200 evacuees and autoevacuees.