Severe Weather in South America
Heavy rain continues to affect parts of South America, this week, most of Asuncion, Paraguay, was hit by severe weather. Many homes were damaged, one person was reported killed and several injured due to flooding. The Paraguayan government reports that an estimated 737 families were affected by the storm. (ReliefWeb) Evacuated people were immediately moved to emergency shelters until it is safe to return to their homes (ReliefWeb). Conditions have since improved, and little to no rain is forecast over the next couple of days (WU).
Rain and Wind in Argentina
Over to the west, seven days of strong winds and heavy rain affected most of San Juan province in Argentina. Over 1,200 people were evacuated and one person was reported missing. Heavy rain has increased the danger of landslides, leaving evacuees unable to return to their homes. (REDHUM) Residents of San Juan can relax for a moment, there is little chance of precipitation in the next couple of days however, towards the end of the weekend, heavy rain is forecast for the area (WU).
Families who think they may be affected by severe weather can look into creating their very own Family Disaster Plan. After creating your family’s plan, look below to see hazard warnings around the world.
Current Hazard Warnings
Drought: United States (Southwest/Pacific)
Fire: Norway (Central)
Flood: Australia (Queensland), Bolivia, Fiji (Rakiraki), Mozambique (Central/Eastern), Peru, United States (Midwest), Zambia (Central/Eastern), Zimbabwe (Masvingo)
Volcano: El Salvador (San Miguel)
Winter Storm: Canada (Nunavut, Yukon)
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