Flood in Argentina
Wednesday, 12 April 2017
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12 April 2017
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Secretaria Nacional de Protección Civil de Argentina – Min. de Seguridad SIFEM Argentina
Description of the event
Torrential rain has caused flooding in Argentina, forcing thousands of people to evacuate.
The rain started at the end of March and has caused the Dulce and Chico Rivers to overflow, affecting cities in the area.
One city which has particularly been affected is Rivadavia. Estimates suggest that 80% of the city has been destroyed by floods and mudslides after the city received more than a year of rain in less than a week. Bridges and roads in the city were destroyed or disrupted and much of the city is flooded with mud and water.
A yellow alert is also in place for the Río Hondo reservoir, located in northern Argentina, which is overflowing.