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Storm causes power outage in SP, and transformer shorts out; see video

The heavy rains that hit the city of São Paulo caused blackout in several regions of the capital of São Paulo, on Wednesday night (15). In Tatuapé, in the east zone, a transformer shorted out (see video below ) due to the storm.

According to the Fire Department, 122 calls for tree falls , with 106 between 6pm and 11:59pm. In addition, firefighters responded 11 occurrences of floods It is eight of landslides . No one was injured or died as a result of the rain.

Transformer shorts out in the east zone of SP

Credit: Portal Tatuapé Bairro

In a statement, Enel Distribuição São Paulo stated that it had restored energy supply to 70% of customers impacted by yesterday’s rains. According to the company, the north and west regions are the most affected.

“The distributor continues to reinforce its teams in the field to normalize the service for all impacted customers”, completed the statement.

In the north of the city, between Tucuruvi and Santana, wind gusts exceeded 56 km/h according to data from the Climate Emergency Management Center (CGE) of São Paulo City Hall.

Still according to the CGE, the winds reached 51 km/h at Guarulhos International Airport, in Greater São Paulo. At Congonhas Airport, in the south of São Paulo, the wind reached the 40.7 km/h .

Source: CNN Brasil

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