|
|
|
|
Search: 
Latin American Herald Tribune
Venezuela Overview
Venezuelan Embassies & Consulates Around The World
Sites/Blogs about Venezuela
Venezuelan Newspapers
Facts about Venezuela
Venezuela Tourism
Embassies in Caracas

Colombia Overview
Colombian Embassies & Consulates Around the World
Government Links
Embassies in Bogota
Media
Sites/Blogs about Colombia
Educational Institutions

Stocks

Commodities
Crude Oil
US Gasoline Prices
Natural Gas
Gold
Silver
Copper

Euro
UK Pound
Australia Dollar
Canada Dollar
Brazil Real
Mexico Peso
India Rupee

Antigua & Barbuda
Aruba
Barbados
Cayman Islands
Cuba
Curacao
Dominica

Grenada
Haiti
Jamaica
Saint Kitts and Nevis
Saint Lucia
Saint Vincent and the Grenadines

Belize
Costa Rica
El Salvador
Honduras
Nicaragua
Panama

Bahamas
Bermuda
Mexico

Argentina
Brazil
Chile
Guyana
Paraguay
Peru
Uruguay

What's New at LAHT?
Follow Us On Facebook
Follow Us On Twitter
Most Viewed on the Web
Popular on Twitter
Receive Our Daily Headlines


  HOME | Uruguay

More Than 13,800 People Displaced by Floods in Uruguay

MONTEVIDEO The number of people evacuated in Uruguay due to flooding in the provinces of Artigas, Paysandu, Rio Negro and Salto stands at 13,848, the National Emergency System reported Monday.

The total has decreased since Saturday, when 23,271 people were listed as displaced, as nearly 10,000 people were able to return to their homes in the city of Artigas, capital of the like-named province.

Heavy rains have swollen the Uruguay River and its tributaries, notably the Cuareim, which flows through the city of Artigas, and at least two people have died because of the floods.

The Cuareim River crested in Artigas city on Dec. 23 at 15.28 meters (50 feet), but has since receded and is now below the safety level of 10.2 meters (33.4 feet).

In Bella Union, Artigas, the Uruguay River was measured Monday at 8 meters (26 feet), above the designated safe level of 6.5 meters (20 feet).

To the south in Paysandu, the Uruguay was at 9.1 meters (nearly 30 feet), well above the safe level of 5.5 meters (18 feet).

In Salto, the Uruguay River remained at 15.2 meters (almost 50 feet), compared with a safe level of 12 meters (39.3 feet).

 

Enter your email address to subscribe to free headlines (and great cartoons so every email has a happy ending!) from the Latin American Herald Tribune:

 

Copyright Latin American Herald Tribune - 2005-2015 © All rights reserved