Apr 7, 2017

Floods destroy 80% of the city of Comodoro Rivadavia, Argentina

Comodoro Rivadavia, Chubut Province
The Watchers

Archivist preface

Increasing extreme precipitation is an observed global trend firmly attributed climate change.[1][2] A warmer atmosphere holds and dumps more moisture when fully saturated. And warmer seas offer more moisture and heat to intensify storms and feed downpours.

Article excerpt

Comodoro Rivadavia, a city in the Patagonian province of Chubut in southern Argentina, is estimated to have experienced an "80% destruction" after it suffered a week of historic torrential rains and strong winds. Within just a few days the city experienced more rain that it usually receives in 12 months.


City councilor Carlos Linares described the devastation as a 'climatic crisis' and warned there might be worse to come.