Monitoring Emergencies: Uruguay - 02/06/2017: Strong winds cause damages and the evacuation of 23 people in Cerro

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On Sunday, February 5, 2917, an orange alert was declared for the departments of Maldonado and Rocha and a yellow alert for the departments of Montevideo, Canelones, and Lavalleja due to strong winds of more than 120 km/h. 23 people were evacuated in the area of Cerro and approximately 13,000 people were without electricity. In addition, many trees and power lines had fallen obstructing roadways and damaging building roofs. (OS: SINAE; SINAE-TWITTER) (M: EL PAIS)