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At least 14,000 evacuated after flooding in Argentine North-east

Armed Forces personnel come to the aid of evacuees in Misiones
Armed Forces personnel come to the aid of evacuees in Misiones
At least 14,000 people remain evacuated due to flooding in the north-eastern provinces of Formosa, Misiones, Corrientes and Chaco, while heavy rain that fell in the last few hours over the region has further complicated the situation for beleagured residents.

In Misiones, official data reports more than 6200 people who were still unable to return to their home. Around 1200 families have been affected by flooding on the Iguazú and Uruguay rivers and their tributaries.

"The situation is dramatic for thousands of Misiones families, it is terrible because the water has risen so high that it has flooded the city centre and entire neighbourhoods were dragged away by the waters," provincial governor Maurice Closs explained.

A similar story could be seen in Formosa, where governor Gildo Insfrán declared a state of emergency in the entire shoreline region of the Paraguay River. At least 8000 have been evacuated in the province, with the towns of Clorinda and Puerto Pilcomayo the hardest-hit. 
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