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30 Nov 2020 | 04:48 PM UTC

Bolivia: Heavy rainfall causes flooding in parts of Tarija department November 30

Bolivia News Alert

Heavy rainfall causes flooding in parts of Tarija department as November 30; monitor weather updates

TIMEFRAME expected from 11/30/2020, 12:00 AM until 11/30/2020, 11:59 PM (America/La_Paz). COUNTRY/REGION Tarija

Event

Recent heavy rain in southern regions of Bolivia as of Monday, November 30, has caused flooding in areas of Tarija. Federal troops have been deployed to affected areas of the city to mitigate damage and to assist in rescue and recovery efforts. Thus far, the worst of the flooding has been concentrated in the Juan Pablo II neighborhood. Heavy equipment has been deployed to clear affected travel routes to allow for the safe passage of emergency vehicles. Further rainfall is forecast over the coming days.

Associated disruptions are likely to continue in the near term.

Advice

Those in affected areas are advised to monitor local weather reports, anticipate transportation disruptions, avoid areas directly affected by flooding, confirm road conditions before setting out, and adhere to instructions issued by local authorities, including evacuation orders. Avoid walking or driving through floodwaters.

 

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