Argentina: Floods Emergency Plan of Action (EPoA) DREF Operation n° MDRAR009


A. Situation Analysis

Description of the Disaster

On 4 August 2015, the headquarters of the Argentine Red Cross (ARC) National Directorate of Emergency Disaster and Response began monitoring the central and north-eastern parts of the country for intense storms and flooding. The intense rainfall and storms continued the following day in the province of Buenos Aires.

The intense 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 Defence, this emergency has affected more than 50,000 people in the province of Buenos Aires.