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Blackouts, trees and posts
knocked down by gales in
Ushuaia and Punta Arenas

MercoPress [Montevideo, Uruguay], by Staff

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Posted By:PageTurner, 8/11/2014 4:26:17 PM

Hurricane strong winds on Saturday blew roofs, knocked down lamp posts and trees and left big areas of Ushuaia, Argentina and Puntas Arenas, Chile without power according to reports from both cities in the extreme south of the continent. In Ushuaia the winds blew at over 120 kilometers per hour and sucked glass windows from schools and gymnasiums and even turned on its side the famous tourist train ´end of the world´. "It was an extraordinary climate phenomenon, which according to forecasts will be followed by heavy snow fall and dramatic drop in temperature" said Ushuaia mayor Federido Sciurano. "We suffered gales

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Meanwhile, over at the bottom of the world...check out the photo of the blown-over tourist train.

      


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Reply 1 - Posted by: thelmalou, 8/11/2014 5:17:26 PM     (No. 9961929)

Ooh, ooh, ooh - thanks for posting!!! This part of the world fascinates me, and I so want to go there (on my way to Antarctica one day)!


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