The city of Formosa and north-eastern states of Argentina have continued to suffer badly from flooding.
GV TRACKING Floodwaters swirling past party-submerged houses (2 shots)
GV PAN People rowing boat across floodwaters
GV Street scene with car driving along flooded road
GV Flooded streets with bulldozer making emergency dyke (2 shots)
GV Women on bucket brigade, emptying water from houses as child plays in ankle deep water (2 shots)
GV Men using shows to push water and mud into flooded street (2 shots)
(MUTE) GVs People sheltering in disused railway carriages (4 shots)
GV INTERIOR People inside railway carriage
SV PAN EXTERIOR AND GV Children playing outside carriages (2 shots)
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Background: The city of Formosa and north-eastern states of Argentina have continued to suffer badly from flooding. The River Parana, swollen to record depths -- over six metres (yards) in some places -- by heavy rainfall in Brazil -- flooded large areas in northern provinces, and Formosa was threatened by the River Paraguay. Plantations have already been destroyed, large numbers of livestock killed, and thousands of homes destroyed. Hundreds of people were evacuated by boat and rail and there were fears that power stations lying in low-level areas might be affected. Nearly 2,000 people were evacuated in December when the water levels started rising, and experts said it would take several weeks for the floods to recede. Further downriver at Santa Fe, over 60,000 people were moved out and the problem was exacerbated by the fact that the government said it did not have the available finance to re-house flood victims or pay for large-scale relief work. Many residents affected had to try and clear away the waters and the muddy residue as best they could with shovels and buckets. For some of those made homeless, the best shelter they could find were disused railway carriages.