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21 Nov 1985 description


UNDRO 85/2628
ARGENTINA - FLOODS
INFORMATION REPORT NO.1
21 NOVEMBER 1985

SITUATION

1. HEAVY RAINS STARTING IN OCTOBER AND INCREASING MID-NOVEMBER HAVE CAUSED EXTENSIVE FLOODING IN THE PROVINCE OF BUENOS-AIRES (TOTAL AREA AFFECTED: 6,400,000 HA).

2. MINIMAL NUMBER OF PEOPLE DEAD OR INJURED. 50,000 HOMELESS.

3. CONSIDERABLE DAMAGE IN AREAS AGRICULTURE (LOSS OF CROPS, YIELD REDUCTION) LIVESTOCK (150,000 CATTLE DEAD) AND INFRASTRUCTURE (ROADS, BRIDGES). OVERALL DAMAGE ESTIMATED AT MORE THAN US DLRS 1 BILLION.