Cyclone in Brazil: Hurricane fears hit 116 cities in the south of the country; to understand

A subtropical storm with great danger potential will hit 116 cities in southern Brazil, in Santa Catarina and Rio Grande do Sul, between this Tuesday (17) and this Wednesday (18).

In fact, the National Institute of Meteorology admitted in a press conference on Monday (16) that the cyclone — a “common” name used to describe the storms — forecasted to be a “hurricane,” based on in the wind speeds recorded in the regions.

Rio Grande Sul Civil Protection has issued a wind warning, especially along the coast of Rio Grande do Sul, with gusts expected to range between 80 km/h and 110 km/h. In the state, the peak is expected to occur between 8 p.m. and early Wednesday morning.

“The prognosis is that the period with the highest incidence falls after 8 p.m. At sunrise, the wind will increase, while the temperature decreases. We have snow forecasts for the mountains and very low temperatures in the state. From dawn, the wind increases, especially on the coast,” said Colonel Júlio César Rocha Lopes, the coordinator of the state protection of Rio Grande do Sul.

“Initially, the storm was classified as extratropical because it formed in a cold region and mostly occurs in the state. However, after moving to a warm region, the storm found conditions to intensify, changing the classification to a subtropical storm Over the course of the day, the storm will move even closer to the mainland from its southern tip and advance along the coast Civil Defense predicts that from this Wednesday (18) the storm will move away from the state, with a gradual decrease in the wind, but the sea will remain in turmoil.

Among the forecasts are the possibility of falling trees, utility poles and roofing, all of which are at a high alert level. The sea must be “very rough”, according to the Civil Protection, with “the possibility of undertow and the formation of waves up to four meters”.

Emergency service and contact with the RS Civil Protection and Fire Brigade:

  • The population should pay attention to communications from the authorities and warnings from the Civil Defense.
  • To receive civil protection alerts, it is recommended that you register by sending a text message to the number 40199.
  • Civil Defense can be reached by calling 199, while the fire service can be contacted by calling 193.

How to handle situations like these of strong winds and storms:

  • Check the condition of the roof of your homes;
  • Check the condition of windows and doors of your homes;
  • Keep the entrances (such as doors, windows and openings) to the residences well closed and shielded;
  • Do not hide under trees, poles, signposts and billboards, they can fall in the wind;
  • If a power cord falls on the floor, contact your local power company. Do not tamper with electrical wires, there is a risk of electrocution;
  • Unplug electronic equipment from electrical outlets to prevent them from burning in the event of a power failure or discharge;
  • Close the pinch valve of the gas bottle to prevent leakage if it is hit.

View the list of affected cities by state

Santa Catarina

  • Antonio Carlos
  • aquarium
  • Araranguá
  • Storage
  • Arroio do Silva spa
  • Bathhouse Barra do Sul
  • Camboriú bathhouse
  • Seagull Spa
  • Picarras Bathhouse
  • Rincão Bathhouse
  • Barra Velha
  • biguacu
  • fireworks
  • northern arm
  • Cambodia
  • cinnamon
  • Low capivary
  • Coca do Sul
  • Criciuma
  • wild
  • Florianopolis
  • pitchfork
  • Garopaba
  • Governor Celso Ramos
  • Grao Para
  • gravatal
  • Icara
  • islet
  • imarui
  • Imbituba
  • itajai
  • itapema
  • itapoá
  • Jacinto Machado
  • jaguauna
  • laguna
  • Laura Mueller
  • Maracajá
  • Meleiro
  • smoke hill
  • big hill
  • navigators
  • new venice
  • Orleans
  • cabin
  • Torres pass
  • Paulo Lopes
  • Big Stones
  • penha
  • wild fishing
  • Porto Beloc
  • large beach
  • Fortune River
  • damn
  • Santa Rosa de Lima
  • Santa Rosa do Sul
  • Santo Amaro da Empress
  • Saint Boniface
  • San Francisco do Sul
  • Saint John the Baptist
  • Sao Joao do Itaperiu
  • Sao Joao do Sul
  • San Jose
  • San Ludgero
  • St Martin
  • San Pedro de Alcantara
  • Sideropolis
  • filthy
  • Tijucas
  • South Timbe
  • Treviso
  • may thirteen
  • Shark
  • Cloudy
  • urussanga

Rio Grande do Sul

  • Arambaré
  • Arroio do Sal
  • Arroio Grande
  • Pinhal Spa
  • Barra do Ribeiro
  • camaqu
  • Cambara do Sul
  • canoeing
  • lion capon
  • capivari do sul
  • caraá
  • appropriate
  • lemon balm
  • Don Pedro de Alcantara
  • Glorinha
  • imbe
  • Italy
  • Mampituba
  • machine
  • southern hills
  • mustard
  • Osorio
  • Palmares do Sul
  • granules
  • big river
  • small river
  • Santa Vitoria do Palmar
  • Saint Anthony of the Patrol
  • San Francisco de Paula
  • Sao Jose do Norte
  • Sao Lourenco do Sul
  • tyres
  • Tavares
  • sand land
  • Torres
  • Tramandai
  • three waterfalls
  • three forks
  • Turucu
  • viamão
  • Shangri-La

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