Flooding🌊 in Paraguay’s🇵🇾 Capital Due to Heavy Rain*
Flooding🌊 in Paraguay’s🇵🇾 Capital Due to Heavy Rain* More than 20,000 families across Paraguay have been affected by severe flooding from two weeks of heavy rain that caused the country’s main river to burst its banks, a senior official said Wednesday as an emergency was declared in the capital.
National Emergency Minister Joaquin Roa made the announcement as forecasters said the precipitation would continue for the rest of the week. The Paraguay River, which runs some 1,000 kilometres north to south and splits the country in two, is expected to continue overflowing.
A 90-day emergency was declared in Asuncion on Wednesday due to the flooding. Hardest-hit are some 5,000 families living in the Banado Sur working-class neighbourhood on the city outskirts. The people affected by flooding “need sheet metal roofing, wood, and all types of help,” a municipal official told.