The National Meteorological Service (SMN) issued a yellow alert for storms in Buenos Aires and 14 other provinces for this Friday, February 9.
Yellow alert for storms: which provinces are affected today
The provinces affected by the yellow alert are the following: Buenos Aires, CABA, Catamarca, Chaco, Córdoba, Corrientes, Entre Ríos, Jujuy, La Pampa, Mendoza, Neuquén, Río Negro, Salta, San Luis, Santa Fe and Santiago del Estero .
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In addition, an orange alert is in force in some areas of Buenos Aires, Entre Ríos, La Pampa, Neuquén, Río Negro and Santa Fe.
Alert map of the National Meteorological Service (Photo: SMN).
RED: exceptional meteorological phenomena are expected with the potential to cause emergencies or disasters.ORANGE: dangerous meteorological phenomena for society, life, property and the environment are expected.YELLOW: possible meteorological phenomena with the capacity for damage and risk of momentary interruption of daily activities.GREEN: no meteorological phenomena that imply risks are expected.
What are the recommendations to take into account in a yellow alert for storms?
Don't take out the trash. Remove objects that prevent water from draining; Avoid outdoor activities; Do not take shelter near trees and electricity poles that may fall; To minimize the risk of being struck by lightning, do not stay on beaches, rivers, lagoons or pools ;Be alert to the possible fall of hail;Inform yourself from the authorities. Always have an emergency backpack ready with a flashlight, radio, documents and telephone.
What are the recommendations to take into account in an orange alert for storms?
Stay in closed constructions such as houses, schools or buildings; Stay away from electrical appliances and avoid using corded phones; If you are traveling, stay inside the vehicle. Cars offer excellent protection;Avoid driving on flooded or affected streets;If there is a risk of water entering your house, cut off the electricity supply;In case you or someone else is affected by this phenomenon, contact the local emergency agencies. Always have an emergency backpack ready with a flashlight, radio, documents and telephone.