STORM CLAIMS 35 LIVES
“In 12 hours it has rained what it normally rains in the entire month of April,” Santiago Martorelli, cabinet chief of the city, told the state-run Telam news agency. The rainfall in that period was 13 inches, he said.
“This storm is a catastrophe without precedent,” Martorelli said.
Some 2,200 residents of La Plata have evacuated due to the rain, officials said.
Earlier, eight storm-related deaths were reported in Buenos Aires, the capital.
Here, a man paddle boards through the flooded streets of Argentina’s capital, Buenos Aires yesterday. (CNN)