newsBrazil: Tropical Cyclone Blacks Out over 182k Homes


18 May

Brazil: Tropical Cyclone Blacks Out over 182k Homes

Brasilia- Tropical cyclone Yakecan, which hit Brazil’s southern state of Rio Grande do Sul, has damaged power lines leaving 182,000 homes without electricity, Brazilian utility company CEEE Equatorial said on Wednesday.

“The Campanha, South and Center-South regions have been the first to experience power outages​​​. At the moment, the [climate] phenomenon is moving to the capital area and is also affecting the south and north shores. We have registered 182,000 consumers without electricity,” the company said in a statement.

“We emphasize that hurricanes with strong winds and rains cause the falling of trees and large objects on power grid elements. Therefore, the timing of incident resolution depends on the complexity of each case,” the company added.

The cyclone made landfall on the coasts of southern Brazil and Uruguay on Monday.

Meteorologists expect the cyclone would buffet the region until early Thursday.

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