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Argentina: Argentina, Brazil - Severe weather (GLOFAS, SMN, INMET, media) (ECHO Daily Flash of 11 January 2019)

Source: European Commission s Directorate-General for European Civil Protection and Humanitarian Aid Operations Country: Argentina, Brazil
-Heavy rain and strong wind has 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). The National Meteorological Services of Argentina issued an alert for moderate to heavy rain, including for already afffected areas (Chaco, Corrientes, Formosa, Misiones, Salta). The National Meteorological Services of Brazil issued an alert for heavy rain in the south of Rio Grande do Sul State.

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