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Overall Orange Flood alert in Paraguay from 01 Dec 2015 00:00 UTC to 29 Jan 2016 23:59 UTC
GDACS Event Report - Summary

Summary

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This flood can have a medium humanitarian impact based on the Magnitude and the affected population and their vulnerability.

Updated: this report is based on update number 2.

  • Flood Magnitude 7.84
  • from 01 Dec 2015 00:00 UTC to 29 Jan 2016 23:59 UTC
  • 12 killed and 170000 displaced
  • inserted at 06 Jan 2016 01:50:10 UTC

References

Known identifiers for this event: FL-2015-000171-PRY (glide) FL-2015-000171-PRY (glide)

Latest media headlines

Articles: 44 | About casualties: 4 | Last hour: 0

100,000 flee Asuncion as water levels rise
Thu, 31 Dec 2015 22:48:00 +0100   straitstimesSG (en)

MEXICO CITY • Paraguay has been the worst-hit of four Latin American countries grappling with severe floods unleashed by the current El Nino weather phenomenon. The director of Paraguay's weather service, Mr Julian Baez, told reporters the level of the Paraguay River has risen to nearly 8m.

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Current El-Nino may be strongest on record
Thu, 31 Dec 2015 02:05:00 +0100   AsiaOne (en)

. The current El Nino phenomenon, which has spawned drought across much of the Asia-Pacific, wildfires in Australia and powerful storms in the United States, is perhaps the strongest ever measured and is peaking this month, experts say - and global warming may be exacerbating its effect.

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28 December 2015 NEW YORK - The United States is far from alone in dealing with deadly, destructive weather at the moment. Heavy rains in parts of South America, blamed on El Nino, have displaced more than 150,000 people across Argentina, Brazil, Paraguay and Uruguay. Swaths of northern England have disappe...
Wed, 30 Dec 2015 12:53:00 +0100   dailynews-co-zw (en)

NEW YORK - 5 comments The United States is far from alone in dealing with deadly, destructive weather at the moment. Heavy rains in parts of South America, blamed on El Nino, have displaced more than 150,000 people across Argentina, Brazil, Paraguay and Uruguay.

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For this events, GDACS has links to information from the following sources: ReliefWeb (1), UNOSAT (1), EMM (1), JRC (36), NASA (7),

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