Earth News: South AmericaNews Source: Earth Observatory
Jan 24, 2007
Persistent heavy rains in January 2007 triggered flooding across parts of central South America.
In 2007, the unusually heavy rains caused floods and mudslides that killed more than 50 people in southeastern Brazil at the beginning of the year. The rains and floods expanded west into Bolivia and Peru during January. Approximately 40,000 people had been affected by flooding in Bolivia, reported the United Nations News Service, and floods and mudslides had killed at least 16 in central Peru, said BBC News.