At least 10 dead as severe floods and landslides hit Paraguay

At least 10 dead as severe floods and landslides hit Paraguay

At least 10 people have died in central and southern Paraguay after heavy rainfall over the past few days triggered severe floods and landslides. According to the Directorate of Meteorology and Hydrology (DMH), several areas in the central region recorded 500 mm (20…

Severe floods hit Bolivia and Paraguay

Severe floods hit Bolivia and Paraguay

Floods triggered by heavy rainfall have been reported in parts of Bolivia and Paraguay over the past couple of days, resulting in damage and casualties. Floods affected 7 of Bolivias 9 provinces. The worst affected are Cochabamba, Beni, and Pando, where floods and…

Extreme floods hit Asunción, Paraguay

Extreme floods hit Asunción, Paraguay

Floods in Paraguay displaced approximately 40 000 people over the past two months and caused significant losses to the country's cattle industry. Some 10 000 people have been evacuated to capital Asunción where extreme floods took place on May 10. Locals…

Major flash flooding in Paraguay’s Itapúa after dam breach

Major flash flooding in Paraguay’s Itapúa after dam breach

A major flash flooding event took place in Paraguay's Itapúa department on April 9, 2017, after an old dam at the San Benito lake collapsed, breaking the Graneros del Sur road in two. This was just one of three flash flood events in the south of the…

Prolonged, early season cold spell grips South America

Prolonged, early season cold spell grips South America

South American countries of Paraguay, Uruguay, Argentina, Chile, and southern Brazil are experiencing an unusually cold weather for this time of year. Cold blasts, caused by cold winds from the Antarctica (Friagens), are not unusual across South America in the…

The strongest storm in the last 18 years blasts Paraguay

The strongest storm in the last 18 years blasts Paraguay

The strongest storm in the last 18 years swept the Paraguay capital on December 4, 2015. Although powerful storm systems are not uncommon across Paraguay, the latest one severely affected a large part of the densely populated area, thus gaining on importance. 2…