SAO PAULO — Tropical Cyclone Yakecan hit Brazil’s southern state of Rio Grande do Sul and authorities mentioned about 182,000 houses have been with out electrical energy Tuesday night time.
Native utility CEEE Equatorial mentioned on its social media channels that it had all its employees out coping with harm from the storm, which blew bushes and different massive objects onto energy strains. The corporate mentioned it couldn’t predict when service could be totally restored.
Earlier, authorities canceled soccer matches, closed public buildings early, suspended lessons in faculties and universities and beefed up providers for the homeless because of fears of main disruptions brought on by winds of greater than 60 mph (100 kph).
Climate specialists mentioned the tropical cyclone would buffet the area till early Thursday.