Boat sales skyrocket as Palermo goes underwater

20 Feb

Every time it rains a lot, the city shuts down. Road closings, the trains stop, subways come to a halt, buses change routes, floods, power outages, looting, murders, UTTER CHAOS!

OK, well the last two are exaggerations, but the rest are true. Yesterday it rained. And flooded. And the city shut down, again, second time in one week.

Here are some of the top headlines:

Palermo bajo agua – Palermo Under Water

Cruzan Santa Fe con sogas – Crossing Santa Fe (Avenue) with rope

La Ciudad vuelve a inundarse – The City Floods, again

Caos en la ciudad – Chaos in the City

La Ciudad en emergencia – The City In Emergency

All pics from

Who needs to go to the Wisconsin Dells to ride the Lazy River???

And of course how could I forget the Tsunami in Palermo (Thanks Kaminoo for the reminder)

4 Responses to “Boat sales skyrocket as Palermo goes underwater”

  1. Anonymous February 21, 2010 at 11:31 pm #

    good thing the government has ropes so people can cross flooded streets!Also, the mayor should take advantage of this situation and promote the city beaches you wrote about on a previous post!

  2. Jimmy Danko May 23, 2010 at 11:27 pm #

    The Wisconsin Dells…does this reference means there’s someone else besides me from WI in Buenos Aires?

  3. razalba May 25, 2010 at 8:37 pm #

    Close, Jimmy. I’m from Chicago but went to school in Madison, so I hold Wisco close to my heart!

  4. marpinieto October 26, 2012 at 2:27 am #

    It wasn’t common. It was Macri’s fault because of the maldonado River that flows under Juan B Justo street.

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