A storm accompanied by a waterspout with winds exceeding 60 kilometers per hour passed through Pinamar and left fallen trees, damage to spas and more than half the city without power.
The storm left some scenes similar to a science fiction movie. Cars that were buried under the trees that were uprooted; houses that lost their roofs; light pipes thrown in the middle of the street and tents in which their structure was not even stuck in the sand.
Surprised tourists who vacation in Pinamar registered the entire disaster and uploaded the photos and videos to social networks. There you can see how a waterspout wiped out everything in its path until it touched the coast.
A waterspout caused damage in Pinamar Photo Fernando de la Orden.
As a result of the storm, which began at 7:00 p.m., half the city was left with light and after 9:00 p.m. the situation was still not resolved.
The same situation occurred earlier in Villa Gesell, where the storm turned streets into rivers and even cars were trapped by water.
The storm left trees downed and roofs ripped off houses. Photo Fernando de la Orden.
In Gesell, local media warned that the fall of “almost 100 mm of rain flooded the city, leaving cars under the water and dragging one to the beach. “They also reported that” the firefighters had to make 25 exits in the course of the morning and that they recommend not leaving their houses or accommodations.
Meanwhile, the National Meteorological Service (SMN) had warned what could happen through an orange alert for rains and strong isolated storms for the entire area, while for the first time it issued a red alert for Necochea and Mar del Plata.
According to the report provided by the national body, a cloudy sky with intense waterfalls was expected on Wednesday, accompanied by winds from the east quadrant at 13 kilometers with gusts of 50 to 60 km / h.