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Argentina Power outage alert

16 June 2019


  • Early Sunday morning (16 June) Argentina’s interconnection system collapsed causing a massive power outage that affected all of Argentina and Uruguay with social media reports of Brazil, Chile and Paraguay.

  • Work on restoring electricity has begun and will take several hours.

  • As of right now outage is being attributed to a “general failure in the interconnection system”.

Mitigation Steps:

  • Stay in until power is restored

  • Avoid any areas of potential unrest, looting, etc.

  • Once power is restored make sure phone is charged in case of another outage

  • Monitor local media, social media as best possible for further updates

  • If you need to contact the emergency services: call 911, 101 (police), 107 (ambulance), 100 (fire)

  • For English assistance in Buenos Aires contact the Tourist Police on +54 911 5050 9260/3293 if ringing from a mobile phone or 155 5050 9260/3293 from a local landline (available 24 hours).

DISCLAIMER and Hold Harmless

Disclaimer: LSDS gathers information from multiple sources and offers insight and perspective to travelers. Sources cannot be validated for accuracy in every instance. Travelers assume all risk associated with their travel and are responsible for the decisions associated with travel and for their own safety. Users of this reference document agree, to hold harmless LSDS (LLC) its employees and clients associated with any risk or injury incurred during travel.


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