Argentina Storm: Heavy Rainfall, Wind & 13 Dead In Bahia Blanca After Sports Club Roof Collapsed

Argentina's Bahia Blanca city is engulfed in a severe storm which resulted in the death of 13 people.

by Shreya Rathod
Argentina Storm: Heavy Rainfall, Wind & 13 Dead In Bahia Blanca After Sports Club Roof Collapsed

Argentina’s port city, Bahia Blanca, is engulfed in a severe storm which caused heavy rainfall. Further, it caused the roof of a sports club to collapse resulting in the death of 13 people—here’s all about the Argentina storm.

Argentina Storm: 13 People Dead In Bahia Blanca

Authorities in the port city of Bahia Blanca, Argentina, reported that a strong storm on Saturday. It caused the roof of a sports club to fall, resulting in the deaths of at least 13 persons. Sources from the mayor’s office claim that the roof of a building hosting a skating competition collapsed due to the intense wind and rain that pounded Bahia Blanca.

The municipality announced in a statement that firefighters arrived at the scene where individuals were still buried beneath debris. Regretfully, the emergency service confirms the deaths of 13 people at the Bahiense del Norte club. Several areas of the city lost power due to wind speeds of over 140 km/h (87 miles per hour).

Bahia Blanca Mayor Federico Susbielles urged residents to use prudence and refrain from making needless travel arrangements. The post stated that 13 deaths have been confirmed thus far, with much suffering. They kindly request that the public use great caution and avoid using public roadways.

President Javier Milei’s office issued a statement in which it expressed sympathy to the victims’ families. Further, he advised the community to stay inside their homes until Sunday morning due to damaging wind gusts that exceeded 150 kph (93 mph) in the area.

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Florida Also Witnesses Gusty Winds

On Saturday, Florida saw the effects of a strong storm system that resembled a tropical cyclone, although no extensive damage was reported. As it got closer to the state, an area of low pressure quickly formed, bringing with it the possibility of severe weather and wind gusts of up to 60 mph, according to the FOX Forecast Centre.

Many flood and wind advisories were issued, but the warnings are likely to expire as the worst of the weather moves towards the mid-Atlantic and away from the Sunshine State. At the peak of the system, the windy conditions resulted in over 20,000 outages; yet, the biggest power supplier in the state claimed to have been ready for this possibility.

Beach erosion and coastal flooding were emergency managers’ primary concerns, particularly in coastal communities hit by Hurricanes Ian and Nicole. In response to any possible effects, the state dispatched what it refers to as the Florida State Guard. Mother Nature was no match for the holiday decorations in Fort Lauderdale.

There were decorations all over the wharf area before the worst of the weather moved in. Around the Peninsula, several public Christmas festivities were postponed as locals braced themselves for the worst.

The potent system did not just generate the risk of flooding. High Surf Advisories are in effect for the whole Florida Atlantic coast, even extending into Georgian coastal areas.

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On Sunday, the storm moves up the Eastern Seaboard and threatens wind, rain, and floods in the mid-Atlantic and ultimately the Northeast.

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