'Worst Natural Disaster': State of Emergency Declared After Heavy Rain in Northern Argentina

A state of emergency was declared in northern Argentinian city of Corrientes after more than 300 mm of rain fell on Sunday, March 3, in what local officials described as “the worst natural disaster” to hit the city.

Some 800 people were evacuated and public transport disrupted as the provincial government declared the emergency, local outlet Pagina 12 reported.

Video here shows some of the flooding in what the source said was the Parque Cadenas Norte neighborhood.

City officials said they were working with police, firefighters and health services to coordinate relief efforts.

Corrientes Mayor Eduardo Tassano described the situation as an “unprecedented natural disaster”. Credit: Art Mad via Storyful

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