Publication Date April 7, 2017

Floods destroy 80% of the city of Comodoro Rivadavia, Argentina

Argentina

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Comodoro Rivadavia, a city in the Patagonian province of Chubut in southern Argentina, is estimated to have experienced an "80% destruction" after it suffered a week of historic torrential rains and strong winds. Within just a few days the city experienced more rain that it usually receives in 12 months.

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City councilor Carlos Linares described the devastation as a 'climatic crisis' and warned there might be worse to come.