About four thousand Paraguayan families affected by floods

Asunción, November 9 (Latin News) Heavy rainfall in recent days has affected about 4,000 families in Paraguay by floods and overflowing rivers, resulting in 5 deaths, 1 missing, and 17 injuries.

Ultima Hora newspaper explained that the rains mainly affected 11 of the country’s 17 provinces, forcing residents to leave their homes and official agencies to evacuate them to temporary shelters, despite overcrowded conditions there .

Sources added that thousands of victims brought to these shelters were also victims of respiratory diseases, gastroenteritis, leptospirosis and bites from snakes and other venomous animals.

To date, the National Hospital Entity has provided emergency medical assistance to approximately 1,000 people affected by water flows, especially in Guajira, Itapua, President Hayes, Alto Paraná, Misiones, The provinces of Embuku, Casapa, Cordillera, San Pedro, Paraguari and Caguazu.

The Bureau of Meteorology predicts a storm system will develop on Thursday with wind speeds of up to 120 kilometers per hour and cumulative rainfall of between 50 and 80 millimeters.

Days earlier, another similar weather phenomenon hit much of the country, including Asunción and cities in the neighboring central province, leaving two people missing, widespread material damage, flash flooding and dangerous rapids.

During the current winter season (October and November), such meteorological events occur frequently in the Guaraní nation.


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