Another rogue wave has hit the coast of Brazil, causing damage and injuries. The wave hit the beach town of Ubatuba, São Paulo, on Saturday, November 12, 2023.
The wave is estimated to have been over 10 meters high and hit the beach with a great force. It caused damage to several beachfront properties and injured at least 10 people.
Witnesses said that the wave came out of nowhere and crashed onto the beach, sweeping people and objects away. One witness said that it was like a “tsunami.”
The injured people were taken to local hospitals for treatment. Most of the injuries were minor, but one person was in serious condition.
The cause of the rogue wave is still under investigation. However, experts believe that it may have been caused by a combination of factors, including strong winds, high tides, and a strong undercurrent.
Rogue waves are rare but dangerous. They are often unpredictable and can strike without warning. They can cause significant damage and loss of life.
The Brazilian government has issued a warning to beachgoers to be cautious and to stay away from the water if they see a rogue wave approaching.
Here are some tips for staying safe if you are caught in a rogue wave:
- Try to stay calm and assess the situation.
- If you are in the water, swim away from the shore as quickly as possible.
- If you are on the beach, seek higher ground immediately.
- Be aware of your surroundings and be prepared for the wave to break.
- If you are caught in the wave, hold on to something sturdy and try to float.
- Once the wave has passed, seek medical attention if necessary.