Flood in Uruguay
Tuesday, 06 June 2017
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6 June 2017
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Sistema Nacional de Emergencias - Presidencia de la República
Description of the event
Heavy rains caused severe flooding in Uruguays' Salto Department, Paysandú Department and Bella Unión city of the Artigas department displacing 3500 people.
Uruguay's National Emergency System (SINAE) are visiting affected areas to assess the damage and prepare relief efforts. Many of the displaced people are already receiving food, shelter and medical care.
Northern parts of Uruguay have been under a heavy rain warning since 24 May, and authorities expect further rain with flood waters set to continue rising.
Comparison of flooding in Uruguay
Acquired: Pre-disaster: 22/02/2017
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