Argentina: Floods - Jan 2019Ongoing
In early 2019, heavy rain caused flooding in the provinces of Chaco, Corrientes, Santiago del Estero, Tucumán, Santa Fe and Entre Ríos. At the national level, 4 people have died, more than a third of the impacted provinces’ population had to be evacuated and 30,041 people are reported to have been affected by the rainfall that began in the early morning hours of 8 January 2019 and lasted through 18 January 2019. On 23 January 2019, the Argentine government declared a hydro-meteorological emergency for the province of Chaco. (IFRC, 28 Jan 2019)
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A. Analysis of the situation
Description of the disaster
A raíz de las fuertes precipitaciones que se produjeron en las regiones del Noroeste Argentino (NOA) y el Litoral, el Gobierno nacional declaró el estado de emergencia hídrica por ciento ochenta días. Esta medida fue oficializada hoy a través del boletín oficial .
Heavy rain and strong wind have caused flooding in parts of northern Argentina and southern Brazil in recent days, resulting in casualties and damage.
In Argentina, as of 11 January at 8.00 UTC, two people died in Corrientes Province and one in Santiago del Estero Province. Over 90 families have been evacuated in Chaco and over 80 in Santa Fe Province.
In Brazil, as of 11 January at 8.00 UTC, one person was reported dead in the Municipality of Alegrete (Rio Grande do Sul State).