Darkness on Rua General Casal Caminha, on Coronel Antonino.  (Photo: Straight from the Streets)
Darkness on Rua General Casal Caminha, on Coronel Antonino. (Photo: Straight from the Streets)

It hasn’t rained since the beginning of this afternoon, but the damage caused by the storm still causes problems for residents in several neighborhoods in the Capital. The occurrences of falling trees, poles and power outages accumulate in at least 30 neighborhoods and generate revolt.

Since the morning, a large tree completely prohibits the passage of a vehicle on Rua Rogério Casal Caminha, in the Monte Castelo neighborhood. To make matters worse, around 15:00 the electricity went out in the entire neighborhood. “Neither firefighters nor Energisa have yet appeared here. Residents are out and about walking in the dark along the street,” complains 43-year-old machine mechanic Daniel Alves.

Post is only standing due to the power lines on Rua Boanerges Lopes.  (Photo: Straight from the Streets)
Post is only standing due to the power lines on Rua Boanerges Lopes. (Photo: Straight from the Streets)

The Cidade Jardim neighborhood also lacks electricity from 3 pm on Petunias, Tinhorão and Carvalho streets. A merchant who works with the production of deep-frozen foods and who asked not to have her identity disclosed, says that she is about to lose all her stock as she cannot cool the food.

In the Polish Quarter region, some residents have had no power since 5:00 am. On Rua Boanerges Lopes, in São Conrado, the light returned around 12:00 after the wind bent a pole. “But the pole stayed the same”, reports another reader when sending an image of the structure that is only standing because it is being supported by the energy wires.

Energisa, the concessionaire that manages energy distribution in the Capital, said it will keep the teams on the streets throughout the night of this Thursday (14) to ensure customer service. However, there is still no forecast when energy will be restored in all regions.

According to the company, work orders are concentrated in 30 districts: Jardim São Conrado, Conjunto Aero Rancho, Portal Caiobá, Jardim Tijuca, Tiradentes, Santo Amaro, Vila Nasser, União Residential Park, Vila Popular, Vila Planalto, Vila Nova Campo Grande, Nova Lima, Jardim Leblon, Jardim Autonomista, Industrial Nucleus Indubrasil, Jardim Centenario, Guanandi, Rita Vieira, Jardim Panama, Chácara dos Poderes, Centro, Vila Piratininga, Jardim São Lourenço, Chácara Cachoeira, Colonel Antonino, Jardim Centro Oeste, Maria Aparecida Pedrossian , Lageado Park, Moreninha and Coophavila II.

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