Heavy rain continues to create havoc in flood hit Argentina, over 5000 evacuated

November 6, 2014 4:27 PM |

Floods in ArgentinaNovember 6, 15:45 (IST): Heavy rain continue to create havoc in flood hit Argentina, over 5000 evacuated

Torrential widespread rain continue to lash Argentina's Buenos Aires province, which is already reeling under the floods. The capital city witnessed incessant heavy rainfall, which lasted upto 40 hours, turning streets into rivers.

Authorities have reported that over 5000 people across 23 districts have been evacuated till now and  around 150 schools have been shut down.

As per media reports, the high speed water also buried a portion of highway, which is about 70 miles away from the capital city. Residents were seen making their way through  waist high waters, while some used small boats.

November 5, 15:00 (IST): Incessant rain triggers floods in Argentina, 2 dead and thousands evacuated

Torrential rain and strong winds since last week have triggered floods in Buenos Aires province of Argentina. According to media reports, two people have died in the incident so far and thousands have been evacuated.

The local river has been flowing 4 meters above the danger mark and has inundated the streets across the province.

As per the latest weather forecast, the city will breath a huge sigh of relief as rains are expected to decrease and clear away in the next 24 hours.

2014 has been the fifth wettest year in the history of Argentina. So far, it has already recorded 1703 mm of rainfall, including 132 mm of rain on Monday itself.

Being one of the largest producers of wheat in the world the inclement weather conditions have hit the farmers hard as the standing crops have been destroyed and left vulnerable to diseases.

Meanwhile, Peru is also reeling under floods, again forcing people to move out of their house to relief camps. The floods have destroyed 1200 hectares of crops and caused landslides at several places.

Relief operations are underway in both the cities and state authorities are leaving no stone unturned  to rescue people stuck in flooded areas.


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