Argentina declares state of emergency amid devastating floods

Argentina has launched a federal emergency system as flooding continues to force thousands from their homes. Nathan Frandino reports.

Flooding in the Argentine city of Concordia has residents paddling for higher ground.

This, after what local authorities say is the worst flooding in 50 years.

So far, some 20,000 people have had to evacuate.

(SOUNDBITE) (Spanish) UNIDENTIFIED RESIDENT, SAYING:

“The water rose so suddenly that it flooded the door and we had to get everything up on the...

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