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Chile - Severe weather (CatNat, Floodlist, media, ONEMI) (ECHO Daily Flash of 02 February 2021)

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  • Severe weather, including heavy rain, strong winds, and hailstorms in central-southern Chile (in particular Santiago Metropolitan, O’Higgins, Valparaíso, Maule, Araucanía, and Bío Bío Regions) since 29 January, has triggered floods and landslides.
  • The National Office of Emergency reports 521 people evacuated, 42 houses damaged, including 5 destroyed and 170,000 power outages. More than 1,350 people are isolated in Alto Biobío Municipality (Bío Bío Region). Over the next 24 hours, drier conditions are expected over central-southern Chile.