Uruguayan Capital Calls for $100 Million for Flood Control

6 Jan 2015 by OOSKAnews Correspondent

Municipal officials in the Uruguayan capital, Montevideo, last week called on the government to invest $100 million USD for flood control.They cited the need for measures to be taken at the Pantanosos, Miguelete and Manga creeks. They did not provide details on the specific projects that would be carried out.Much of the city was left underwater in late December, after several days of heavy rains caused what officials described as the worst flooding in half a century.Heavy downpours destroyed homes and led to widespread power outages.The rains also caused landslides and floods in seven other provinces in the country...

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