Crop Explorer - Commodity Intelligence Reports - Chile

Mar 22 2012 | Last of La Nina Flooding Seen in Extreme North and South of Chile, Affecting Farms in
Two heavy rain events simultaneously took Chile by surprise late Sunday night, March 11, 2012, that has flooded northern farms and left the southern tundra unusually wet. A torrent of rain hit the southern tip of Chile near Punta Arenas, flooding nearly 240 acres of land in the worst storm seen in 22 years. In a second, isolated area in Chile's far north, Arica experienced two days of torrential rain that created swollen rivers; flooded homes; bridges knocked down; and, even stopped a rail line to neighboring Peru while sweeping across and drenching farms in the nearby Azapa Valley.

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