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Flood alerts remains in place for River Paraná

Flooding of the River Paraná is expected to reach its maximum point today in Puerto Barranqueras, Chaco, climbing to between 7.30 and 7.50 metres in a zone where more than 3000 people have been evacuated.

The Provincial Water Administration informed that the flooding would continue until at least tomorrow, meaning affected families face an uncertain wait before returning to their homes. The majority of those evacuated live on the edge of the Barranqueras tributary river, in Antequeras, San Pedro Pescador - close to the bridge that links Chaco with Corrientes - and in Las Palmas.

The river should begin to lower its levels from Tuesday, with normal depths reached in around 10-14 days that would allow evacuees to return home.

"Chaco mayors have begun to receive help in the form of blankets, mattresses, clothing, shoes and non-perishable food from the Ministry of Social Development," explained César Falcón, the mayor of Colonia Benítez.

Chaco governor Juan Carlos Bacileff also visited the affected zone yesterday to evaluate the situation.
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