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Argentina 3/5/2015

Floods updating. Santiago del Estero Province is one of the most affected, there has been a reported a dead and the evacuees amount to nearly 3,200.  (m.: CLARIN).

Colombia 3/5/2015

Nariño department an environmental emergency due to Spilling of crude oil in Río Saudé. The spill is affecting Roberto Payán and Olaya Herrera municipalities. The Civil Defense has installed two points of containment in order to hold the crude on the river.  (m.: CARACOL). 

Argentina 3/5/2015

Floods updating. Santiago del Estero Province is one of the most affected, there has been a reported a dead and the evacuees amount to nearly 3,200.  (m.: CLARIN).



Ash Emissions Continue from the Tungurahua Volcano in Ecuador

nullIn the last few day the outside activity of the Tungurahua volcano has decreased in height, frequency, quantity of ash emissions, and number of explosions. However, the volcano continues to show signs of internal activity, so it should continue to be monitored, as this activity could result on a large-scale eruption. Health centers in the area continue functioning normally, and the local health authorities are monitoring the situation. Additional information from the National Service of Seismology and Volcanology.

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