|
|
|
|
Search: 
Latin American Herald Tribune
Venezuela Overview
Venezuelan Embassies & Consulates Around The World
Sites/Blogs about Venezuela
Venezuelan Newspapers
Facts about Venezuela
Venezuela Tourism
Embassies in Caracas

Colombia Overview
Colombian Embassies & Consulates Around the World
Government Links
Embassies in Bogota
Media
Sites/Blogs about Colombia
Educational Institutions

Stocks

Commodities
Crude Oil
US Gasoline Prices
Natural Gas
Gold
Silver
Copper

Euro
UK Pound
Australia Dollar
Canada Dollar
Brazil Real
Mexico Peso
India Rupee

Antigua & Barbuda
Aruba
Barbados
Cayman Islands
Cuba
Curacao
Dominica

Grenada
Haiti
Jamaica
Saint Kitts and Nevis
Saint Lucia
Saint Vincent and the Grenadines

Belize
Costa Rica
El Salvador
Honduras
Nicaragua
Panama

Bahamas
Bermuda
Mexico

Argentina
Brazil
Chile
Guyana
Paraguay
Peru
Uruguay

What's New at LAHT?
Follow Us On Facebook
Follow Us On Twitter
Most Viewed on the Web
Popular on Twitter
Receive Our Daily Headlines


  HOME | Chile

Thousands Affected by Storm in Chile

SANTIAGO – The rain- and snowstorm that has affected several regions of Chile this weekend has left 3,588 people with property damage so far, while 9,522 more remain cut off by flooding or washed-out roads, the national emergency management office said Sunday.

Many of those affected are in the southern regions of Biobio and Los Lagos, where 12 homes were destroyed by the rain and another 140 have been made uninhabitable.

The storm system also caused power outages in the regions of O’Higgins, Maule, Biobio, La Araucania, Los Rios and Los Lagos, where 27,210 homes remain without electricity.

In San Antonio, a port in the Valparaiso region, four fishermen have been missing since Saturday afternoon when their boat sank, and the search for them is being conducted across a vast sector of the central Chilean coast, so far without results, maritime authorities said.

The mountain passes that link Chile with Argentina are being kept closed due to the heavy snowfall in The Andes except for the Jama pass in the Antofagasta region, which was reopened on Sunday, emergency management officials said.

Regional emergency management offices are monitoring the situation and coordinating both their activities and the distribution of necessary items to help the affected residents, officials said.

Enter your email address to subscribe to free headlines (and great cartoons so every email has a happy ending!) from the Latin American Herald Tribune:



 

Enter your email address to subscribe to free headlines (and great cartoons so every email has a happy ending!) from the Latin American Herald Tribune:

 

Copyright Latin American Herald Tribune - 2005-2019 © All rights reserved