Torrential downpours which devastated the south east of Brazil last month, are causing extensive flooding in northeastern Argentine.
AV Flooding in northeastern Argentina around River Parana
GV & GV PAN Semi-submerged houses in Posadas, Misiones Province (2 shots)
GV TRACKING SHOT (FROM CANOE) Scenes of flooding (2 shots)
GV TRACKING SHOTS Local women doing washing in floodwaters around homes (2 shots)
GVs Temporary tent homes, people queueing for food (2 shots)
SVs INTERIOR of tent with children, women sewing (5 shots)
GVs Women handing out clothes, view of camp (2 shots)
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Background: Torrential downpours which devastated the south east of Brazil last month, are causing extensive flooding in northeastern Argentine. The waters of the river Parana, swollen to record depths by the rainfall in Brazil, are now threatening the population of a number of Argentina towns as they gradually move toward the Atlantic coast. Experts say the flooding will take up to three months to subside. In the province of Misiones, the town of Posadas was almost submerged. Nearly two thousand people, many of whom were made homeless in last December's floods, have been evacuated and are living in makeshift tent camps. Further down the river at Santa Fe, as many as 60 to 70 thousand people have to be relocated, yet the government has declared it cannot afford to provide relief for flood victims.