February 8, 2018
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In early February, 2018, heavy rains across Argentina and Bolivia have caused widespread damage with authorities activating emergency operations to evacuate residents and provide aid. Over 10,000 residents were evacuated from villages along the Pilcomayo River, northwest Argentina. The floodwaters have washed away homes and cars as heavy rains persisted for days.
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PlanetScope imagery showing the extent of the flooding in before and after imagery.
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