Storms and rain in Chile


Pancho Cornejo show us the capital rain collecters in this photo.

The first rain arrived and half of the capital, Santiago, is flooded. One of the main reasons is that the urban ground of the city has erased the natural channel’s that drained the water accumulated in the mountains towards the sea. So now the water stays in the streets. The title of the post of Sebastián (ES) “Why is this big news?” ironically referring to the consequences of the rain, let us understand the citizens’ mood. He explans the reasons “First: because in more than a year that we don’t have rain and we miss it Second: The pollution. Santiago is a valley and the only way to clean the air is the rain, because we don’t have wind. Third: Because Santiago doesn’t have a drainage network and when it rains it’s flooded”. Margot (ES) posts that “they said that the drainpipes collapsed because they are dirty with leaves and litter and in consequence the city flooded”. “Regions sin Fronteras” (ES) says the streets intersections in the capital are affected by the flood and also refers to the storm in the south of the country which have affected 631 people. El Mercurio (ES) , said the number of victims is closer to 2000.

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