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Ongoing Floods Displace Tens of Thousands in Paraguay

Posted by feww on April 29, 2012

State of emergency continues in Paraguay amid growing number of victims

Since late march northwest Paraguay has been experiencing more than twice the average rainfall, triggering severe floods in the region which have claimed a dozen lives, and displaced about 100,000 people.

The worst affected towns are General Diaz and Lomo Del Plata.

Other Global Disasters, Significant Events

  • The Island of Hispaniola.  Heavy rains in the Caribbean island of Hispaniola have caused widespread flooding and mudslides, leaving dozens of people dead or missing in Haiti, and forcing thousands of people to flee their homes in the Dominican Republic.
    • Floods and mudslides have destroyed hundreds of homes and public buildings, and swamped large areas of cropland, according to Haiti’s Civil Protection Office.
  • B.C., Canada.  Flooding has ravaged three B.C. towns of Kimberley,  Tulameen and West Kelowna, forcing  hundreds of people to evacuate their homes.

Global Disasters: Links, Forecasts and Background

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