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Storm damages Uruguayan city, bad weather continues

Montevideo, Mar 20 (Prensa Latina) The city of Florida, capital of the department of the same name, in the center south of Uruguay, is assessing the damage caused by a strong storm on early Wednesday.

Roofs blown off, fallen trees and collapsed power lines are the preliminary balance of the meteorological phenomenon, which is repeated these days in various towns of the country.

In the last few hours on Tuesday and the first hours on Wednesday, strong winds lashed the city, with gusts of over 100 kilometers per hour, according to meteorological reports.

Several thousands of people were left without electricity service in the department.

Meanwhile, the Uruguayan Meteorological Institute (INUMET) extended its double orange and yellow alert for strong storms and heavy rains for most of the country on Wednesday.

It is raining in Montevideo and sometimes the wind blows strong, particularly on the Rambla, in front of Rio de la Plata.