Argentina Floods – 2 Killed, 12,000 Displaced

Heavy rainfall in northern Argentina has led to the Iguazú, Paraná, Paraguay and Uruguay Rivers overflowing, leaving thousands at risk of flooding.

Around 12,000 people (3,000 families) had to evacuate from their homes in low lying areas of the provinces of Corrientes, Misiones and Formosa after heavy rain fell for almost one week. Also in Formosa, two people have died in the floods. President Cristina Fernández de Kirchner is expected to visit the affected areas and call a state of emergency.

Floods in San Javier, Misiones, Argentina, June 2014. Photo: dania_grisel @ twitter
Floods in San Javier, Misiones, Argentina, June 2014. Photo: dania_grisel @ twitter
floods argentina June 2014
Floods in San Javier, Misiones, Argentina, June 2014. Photo: dania_grisel @ twitter
Floods in San Javier, Misiones, Argentina, June 2014. Photo: dania_grisel @ twitter
Floods in San Javier, Misiones, Argentina, June 2014. Photo: dania_grisel @ twitter

Flooding in Paraguay and Brazil

Over 200,000 people were displaced by recent flooding in neighbouring Paraguay. Parts of southern Brazil are also seeing torrential rainfall and 50,000 people had to evacuate their homes in Santa Catarina and Rio Grande do Sul.