A fierce storm struck areas around Buenos Aires, Argentina, on 28 to 29 April 2018. During the storm some areas recorded over 110 mm of rain and wind gusts of 130 km/h. At least 2 people have died and 1,200 evacuated.
Some areas saw more than a month’s worth of rain fall in 24 hours. Rivers and streams overflowed, flooding parts of the city forcing hundreds from their homes. The Luján River broke it banks in Pilar, and overflowing streams caused flooding in the districts of La Matanza, Quilmes, Padre Varela de Luján and Lomas de Zamora.
Other evacuations were required as a result of the strong winds which damaged houses, downed power cables and uprooted trees. Around 100,000 people were left without electricity.
Local media report that two people died in the municipality of Tres de Febrero after they were electrocuted during the storm.
Quiero destacar el trabajo realizado por la Policía de la Provincia de Buenos Aires y Defensa Civil en esta difícil jornada de trabajo luego del temporal. Seguiremos trabajando para cuidar a cada vecino afectado. pic.twitter.com/GtzbK9VelV
— Cristian Ritondo (@cristianritondo) April 30, 2018
— @AereoMeteo (@AereoMeteo) April 29, 2018
Imágenes del temporal en Buenos Aires. Estos daños son en Merlo (oeste del Gran Buenos Aires). pic.twitter.com/h4my4CG8tP
— Nacho López Amorín ⛈ (@meteonacho) April 29, 2018
B - La Matanza, Quilmes, Padre Varela de Luján and Lomas de Zamora
C - Quilmes
D - Padre Varela
E - Lomas de Zamora
F - Tres de Febrero
Mataderos - April 28 to April 29, 2018
Villa Ortúzar - April 28 to April 29, 2018
Liniers - April 28 to April 29, 2018
Parque Chacabuco - April 28 to April 29, 2018
Belgrano - April 28 to April 29, 2018
Tres de Febrero, Buenos Aires Province, Argentina - April 28 to May 29, 2018
Buenos Aires Province, Argentina - April 28 to April 29, 2018