The tornado affected mainly the west and south zones of GBA and the southwest and south areas of the City of Buenos Aires. Violent winds (with estimated speeds between 180 and 250 km per hour) brought down thousands of trees, destroyed property, totaled homes and cars, and knocked down telephone poles and electricity lines.
At the moment, there is no concrete data on the number of homes affected, but in the municipality of Morón alone, there were 15,000 homes with damages. In Moreno, sources from the municipality have mentioned that at least 500 homes that have been made unlivable by the devastation. In response to this adverse event, a team of five volunteers and two project leaders from HPHA conducted an assessment of damages in the neighborhood of Pompeya, in the western district of Melo, to assess the possibility of offering technical assistance to families that suffered damage to their homes.
HPHA is planning an intervention that will attend to the housing problems of 20 families that suffered damage from the storm. Neighborhood residents will receive structural evaluations and recommendations from technical volunteers during at least two on-site visits. The constructive technical assistance and mitigation techniques offered by HPHA aims to help repair current damage and reduce future risks from such adverse events.