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On Wednesday March 29 of 2017, Comodoro Rivadavia suffered an historical climatic event. Several floodings hit the southern province of Argentina, devastating a large part of it´s streets and residences.
More than 300 millimeters of water fell on the city, breaking all the forecasts recorded throughout history. The last great precipitation was in 1946 where 140.6 millimeters of water were recorded.
Heavy rains caused 2 deaths, in addition to heavy damages to buildings. Vehicles and local infrastructure, were covered by water and mud.
More than 2.000 families lost all their goods (including houses) and thousands of people were evacuated from different parts of the city.
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