Emergency Declared in Bolivia’s Flooded Amazon Region
Posted by feww on February 23, 2012
Bolivians government declares a state of emergency in Amazon region following severe flooding
Flooding in the Bolivian Amazon region has left at least a dozen people dead and up to 10,000 families homeless.
Disaster Calendar 2012 – February 23
[February 23, 2012] Mass die-offs resulting from human impact and the planetary response to the anthropogenic assault could occur by early 2016. SYMBOLIC COUNTDOWN: 1,483 Days Left to the ‘Worst Day’ in Human History
- Bolivia. Bolivians government has declared a state of emergency in the country’s Amazon region following severe flooding.
- Flooding has left at least a dozen people dead and up to 10,000 families homeless.
- The Acre River has burst its banks causing unprecedented flooding in the northern province of Pando, which borders Brazil, leaving the provincial capital, Cobija, completely inundated and obliterating dozens of villages.
- The Peruvian and Brazilian Amazon regions have also been affected by widespread flooding caused by an abnormally intense rainy season.
- Acre, Brazil. Sever flooding has affected up to 100,000 people in northern Brazil’s Acre state, making it the state’s second worst flooding on record.
- At least 45 suburbs of Rio Branco, capital of Acre, are submerged under floodwater, with more than 15,000 homes inundated.
- Forecasters say the region will receive even more rain this week.
Other Global Disasters
- Buenos Aires, Argentina. A commuter train crashed at a Buenos Aires station, killing at least 50 people and injuring more than 600.