Intense snow and wind in Tierra del Fuego

Wind chill falls to below minus 11 degrees Celsius. Maybe someone should tell the Pope.

16 Jun 2015 – Intense snowfall in the province of Tierra del Fuego caused problems in traffic and transport, among other drawbacks.

The worst part was for the inhabitants of several districts of Ushuaia, unable to move, without water and gas.

Route 3, which links the island province from north to south, was cut entirely for several hours in Ushuaia-Lago stretch hidden by snowfall and low visibility, said National Road, but then was again enabled.

In Ushuaia, the storm left the city virtually without transportation.

Many were without gas service and water supply due to frozen pipes.

“The situation in the districts is terrible, in Dos Banderas, La Cima, ” said Luis Torres, Barrios.

http://noticias.terra.com.ar/argentina/intenso-temporal-de-nieve-y-viento-en-tierra-del-fuego,6ab19ec558f1ed284876f347fdf299075f2vRCRD.html

Thanks to Argiris Diamantis for this link


4 thoughts on “Intense snow and wind in Tierra del Fuego

  1. South Africa: Fires to fend off cold Warms up wintry weather. 2015-06-17 YOU can feel the chill in the air.
    Winter is here – and residents of the Mangaung Metro Municipality are doing everything they can to keep themselves warm during this harsh, biting winter weather that has the country in its grip.
    In Phase 5, Bloemfontein, residents have come up with a plan to make fire to keep the chills at bay.
    They burn used car tyres to warm themselves.
    This, however, has safety risks and is unhealthy for the environment.
    “We have no other option but to burn tyres to keep the cold away,” Katlego Marumo (29) told Express.
    “There is always loadshedding in our area. It seems like Eskom is not keen to see us being warm this winter.
    http://www.news24.com/SouthAfrica/Local/Express-News/Fires-to-fend-off-coldWarms-up-wintry-weather-20150612
    http://cdn.24.co.za/files/Cms/General/d/576/ec3c0c84cc6e413581b2addf3638b05b.jpg

    Blankets given to fend off the cold. 2015-06-17
    A Group of people enduring poor living conditions within Goldfields towns has received a worthy donation of blankets to help them fend off the icy winter.
    The donation is a gesture of goodwill by the Goldfields Muslim Jamaat in Welkom, through its Operation Winter Warm social responsibility initiative.
    This gesture of goodwill saw the organisation donating 500 blankets to needy people, adults and children living in dire conditions in residential settlements of the Goldfields towns of Welkom and Odendaalsrus.
    http://www.news24.com/SouthAfrica/Local/Express-News/Blankets-given-to-fend-off-the-cold-20150612
    http://cdn.24.co.za/files/Cms/General/d/571/c42bbff7dfcf465097dcf13fcb191701.jpg

    Reader’s comment: May-be the Pope could learn something from the Muslims: giving blankets to the people in the cold.
    In the days of Jesus that was not necessary because then it was a lot warmer than today, but I am sure that if He lived now, He would give blankets to the people in the cold. A pity Christ would have to become a Muslim to do so, because most Christians (like the Pope) believe in global warming.

  2. That fake pope better remain under his blanket and keep his mouth shut to avoid freezing to death!

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