The National Meteorological Service (SMN) issued a yellow alert for storms in seven provinces for this Saturday, February 10, and an orange alert for rain in Buenos Aires. Below you can see the complete map with all the alerts.
Yellow alert for storms: which provinces are affected today
The provinces affected by the yellow alert for storms are the following: Catamarca, Jujuy, Mendoza, Río Negro, Salta, San Luis and Tucumán. In addition, an orange alert is in effect for rain in Buenos Aires.
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Map of the National Meteorological Service (Photo: SMN).
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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.