At least 13 people have been killed in Argentina recently after powerful gales struck the region. Sources confirm that these winds were some of the strongest seen in the area in over a century.
The fury of the winds was felt across the entire country as it began in the state of Alto Valle. From there, it moved swiftly through Central Argentina and on to the province of Buenos Aires. Everywhere in its wake it left disaster and destruction.
In the city of La Pampa alone, 8 people have been killed after the ferocious Winds. Reports suggest that only the very strongest of buildings were able to survive the wind, and several were toppled. Homes, shops and trees were also ripped apart by the tremendous strength of the gales.
In many areas, emergency services have been deployed to help those affected by the calamity. However, they have been greatly hindered by the sheer volume of properties that were damaged and demolished.
The Minister of the Interior announced emergency relief action in numerous provinces, as well as assuring funds to help rebuild the lives of those affected and their property.
The Argentine government has sent out a warning to all citizens to prepare for similar winds in the future, and take the necessary precautions. The windy region will no doubt stay in the national spotlight for the foreseeable future, especially as over 10 prominent cities were affected in this most recent bout.
The death toll in Argentina is continuing to rise, as well as the damage toll. It will take many years and a lot of dedication to restore these areas to their former glory, and the warning from the government is coming around not a moment too soon.