Shocking images of the storm in Uruguay
September 19, 2012
Uruguay is under red alert by the storm that hit Montevideo and much of the territory of the neighboring country.
Winds of at least 150 km per hour left countless fallen trees, blown roofs, faulty traffic lights, streets flooded, which caused chaos in the capital.
Fortunately, so far there have been no fatalities, although the storm forces evacuation of schools, banks, shopping centers and government offices.
The Weather Service had warned of this situation unlike 2005, which left time for people to prepare for high winds. That is the main reason that victims are not registered yet.
The authorities advised citizens not to travel on flooded streets and stay far from the promenade, as the water hits squarely against the walls and at times exceed them.