Storms lash Bolivia, over 10,000 left homeless

Posted on January 19, 2015 • Filed under: Bolivia, Weather/Climate The storms that lash Bolivia since October have left 15 dead and over 10,000 homeless families, with swollen rivers in five of the nine departments, reported Sunday the Vice Ministry of Civil Defense.
The official count, which does not include an assessment of material losses in crops and destruction of roads, covering a period from October to date.
“The situation is complicated by the floods of rivers (which) are the cause of death of these people,” said Oscar Cabrera, Deputy Minister of Civil Defense, the State media network.
The official estimated that “we will expect more rain for February (and) certainly going to be some emergencies”. The departments affected by the storm, which usually lasts until March, are Cochabamba (center), La Paz (west), Potosí (west), Chuquisaca (southeast), Beni (northeast) and Santa Cruz (East). Read Article

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