Inmet issues yellow and orange alerts for intense rain in 124 municipalities


Meteorology predicts heavy rain in Piauí

Meteorology predicts heavy rain in Piauí

Photo: Francisco Gilásio

The cities of Barras, Campo Maior, Corrente, Floriano, Oeiras, Parnaíba, Piracuruca and Piripiri are expected to record heavy rains over the weekend, between 20 and 30 mm/h or up to 50 mm/day and winds of up to 60 km/h.

That’s what the bulletin says National Institute of Meteorology (Inmet), released this Saturday (3) with yellow and orange alerts of intense rain for 124 municipalities in Piauí. The alert is valid for 24 hours – until 10am on Sunday (4).

The North, Central-North, Southeast and Southwest regions of Piauí are on yellow alert. The orange alert covers the rest of the southwest part of Piauí. The possibility is of rain between 30 and 60 mm/h or 50 and 100 mm/day and intense winds of up to 100 km/h, with the risk of electricity cuts, falling tree branches, flooding and electrical discharges.

In the orange warning, some municipalities are:

  • Antonio Almeida
  • Baixa Grande do Ribeiro
  • Piauí barriers
  • Good Jesus
  • Corrals
  • Gilbues
  • Guadeloupe
  • Landri Sales
  • Marcos Parente
  • Monte Alegre do Piauí
  • Piauí Palm Tree
  • Porto Alegre do Piauí
  • Ribeiro Gonçalves
  • Saint Philomena
  • São Gonçalo do Gurguéia
  • Sebastian Leal
  • Uruçuí

In case of more intense rain:

  • In case of gusts of wind: (do not take shelter under trees, as there is a risk of falling and electrical discharges and do not park vehicles near transmission towers and advertising signs)
  • If possible, turn off electrical appliances and the general power supply.
  • Get more information from the Civil Defense (phone 199) and the Fire Department (phone 193).

Source: INMET

The article is in Portuguese


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