Articles tagged "paraguay"

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Unprecedented power grid failure hits Argentina and Uruguay, affecting 48 million people

An unprecedented, massive power grid failure hit Argentina, Uruguay and parts of Paraguay, Chile and Brazil on June 16, 2019, leaving nearly 50 million people without power. This is the first time in history that entire Argentina (population 44 million) and Uruguay...

June 17, 2019

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Floods in Paraguay displace 70 000 households, Paraguay River close to disaster level

Weeks of heavy rain affecting parts of Paraguay, including the capital Asunción, are causing severe flooding. The death toll stands at 16 since May 20. As of May 28 at 8.00 UTC, 70 000 households have been displaced, 40 000 in Asunción and 10 000 in...

May 28, 2019

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At least 16 killed as severe floods hit Paraguay

Heavy rainfall has been affecting northern, central-eastern and south-eastern Paraguay since the beginning of April, triggering floods that resulted in casualties and widespread damage. The most affected are Presidente Hayes, Central, San Pedro, Concepción,...

May 20, 2019

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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...

May 12, 2019

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State of emergency in Paraguay's capital Asunción after floods leave 20 000 homeless

A state of emergency was declared in Paraguay's capital Asunción on Wednesday, January 24, 2018, after Paraguay River burst its banks, leaving at least 20 000 people homeless. The river levels grew 2 cm (0.8 inches) on Wednesday and reached 5.72 m (18.7...

January 25, 2018

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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...

April 10, 2017

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Worst flooding in the last 50 years hits Paraguay, Uruguay, Argentina and Brazil

Widespread flooding across Paraguay, Argentina, Uruguay and Brazil over the last 7 days forced more than 150 000 people to evacuate their homes and claimed 6 lives so far. The floods are the worst to hit the area in the last 50 years, according to the local...

December 29, 2015

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Massive earth crack swallows 6 km of road, Paraguay

A massive earth crack swallowed approximately 6 km (3.7 miles) of the road along the Route III connecting the districts Yby Yaú and Azotey in Paraguay on December 10, 2015. Video credit: Concepción al Día Video credit: Diario HOY According to...

December 22, 2015

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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...

December 07, 2015

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Chile’s volcanic devastating toll on environment

Several Latin American countries in the path of volcanic ash unleashed from a Chilean Andean crater are facing critical shortages of water, agricultural collapse, disruptions in transportation and growing risks to human and animal health. Toxic ash clouds, seen to be

June 15, 2011