Argentina: Floods - Aug 2015

Disaster description

On 4 August 2015, intense storms and flooding were monitored in the central and north-eastern parts of Argentina. The intense rainfall and storms continued the following day in the province of Buenos Aires. The rainfall caused river levels to rise, which led to flooding in Lujan, San Antonio de Areco, Campana, Salto, Chacabuco, Chivilcoy, Pilar, Mar del Plata, Quilmes, La Plata, Berisso, Zarate, Mercedes, San Andres, Santos Lugares, Pergamino, Junin, Pila, Arrecifes and Venado Tuerto. Approximately, 6,184 people were evacuated and 5,000 people self-evacuated. According to the Buenos Aires Provincial Directorate for Civil Defense, this emergency has affected more than 50,000 people in the province. (IFRC, 26 Aug 2015)

On 31 August, the government announced that 64 districts in the Buenos Aires province would be declared in agricultural emergency after being severely impacted by the floods. (La Nación, 1 Sep 2015)

On the first week of September, about 1,500 households were affected by heavy rain and hail in Puerto Iguazú, close to the Brazilian border. (Gov't of Argentina, 8 Sep 2015)

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