Storm Affecting the North-Central Chile

Important notice about loss of communication at APEX, ALMA and Paranal

25 March 2015

In response to information provided by the Meteorological Service of Chile, through its weather alert system, the Meteorological Service of Chile in coordination with the Regional Directorate ONEMI has declared a Red Alert for parts of North-Central Chile due to intense rain storms.

As a result we would like to inform that our staff at APEX, ALMA and Paranal are currently without any communication. No injuries have been reported and all staff are safe. Member of families can contact ESO Human Resources for further information: +56 2 24633000.

Update as of 25.03.15 20:43 CET: Communications at Paranal are now re-established.

Update as of 25.03.15 20:53 CET: Communications at APEX and ALMA are now also re-established.



Maurico Quintana
Santiago, Chile
Tlf.: +56 2 24633000

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Extreme weather at ALMA 27.2.2015
Extreme weather at ALMA 27.2.2015