27 December 2015

Floods force mass evacuations in 4 South American countries

Men selling vegetables drive their horse-drawn cart through a flooded street in the Tacumbu neighborhood of Asuncion, Paraguay, Wednesday, Dec. 23, 2015. The Paraguay River is at its highest level since 1984 and threatening the poor districts that surround the capital, forcing about 100,000 people to shelters.
Widespread floods have forced nearly 140,000 people from their homes in Paraguay, Argentina, Uruguay and Brazil following days of torrential rains that drenched a region where the countries border each other.
Paraguay is the hardest hit with at least 100,000 evacuating according to the National Emergency Department.