Recovering what matters most amid rising waters

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Flood victims in Argentina salvage their belongings amid rising waters, after the worst flooding in decades that has forced more than 100,000 to evacuate. Rough Cut – Subtitled (no reporter narration).

Recovering what matters most amid rising waters

ROUGH CUT – SUBTITLED (NO REPORTER NARRATION)

STORY: Families continued to abandon their homes on Monday (December 28) in the southern cone of South America, which is seeing its worst flooding in decades and has already forced more than 100,000 people to evacuate.

In northern Argentina, some 20,000 people have had to evacuate in what local authorities have called the worst flooding in 50 years.

Aerial views showed large swamped areas in the Argentine city of Concordia, in the Entre Rios province.

Residents were seen paddling on boats through flooded streets to rescue their belongings and Navy officers siad they rescued two dogs from a roof top.

This year’s “El Nino,” which sparks global climate extremes, is the worst in more than 15 years, the U.N. weather agency, the World Meteorological Organization (WMO), said last month.

The country’s new president, Mauricio Macri, who took office earlier this month, intended to make improving infrastructure a priority so that such flooding did not occur again.

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