A strong storm with heavy rain and powerful winds swept across Brusque and Sao Francisco do Sul, situated in the State of Santa Catarina, Brazil, damaging houses, uprooting trees and electrical poles. In downtown San Francisco del Sur, Barão do Rio Branco Street was blocked after gusts of wind tore tiles and demolished an electric power pole in the middle of the road. About 5,170 homes were without electricity at 7:30 p.m. in Sao Francisco do Sul and more than 160,000 across the State. At this time, there are no injured.
The storms began around 5:30 pm, and was accompanied by winds and even hail in some cities – Palhoça and Santo Amaro de la Empperatriz. At 7:00 pm, the company that supplies in energy the State of Santa Catarina registered 164,000 consumer units without electric power. Here some pictures taken in San Francisco del Sur on January 23, 2018:
The following videos were recorded in Brusque, another city situated in northern Santa Catarina on the same day:
and here some more pictures of San Francisco do Sul:
More intense rainfalls with 50 millimeters of rain in 12 hours were expected last night. But I think it couldn’t get worse than in San Francisco do Sul or Brusque. Always be prepared!