The heavy rains that hit the region of Foz do Iguaçu caused the flow of water from the waterfalls of Iguaçu set a record: there were 13.7 million liters per second during the October 12 holiday. For comparison purposes, Companhia Paranaense de Energia (Copel) considers a flow of 1.5 million liters per second to be normal.
O Iguacu National Park It remains open for visitors, but the walkways and viewpoints closest to the falls, including the one that gives access to the Devil’s Throat, were closed. Optional Macuco Safari boat tours are also suspended. The situation is repeated in Iguazu National Parkon the Argentinian side of the falls: the complex is working, but visitors cannot access some walkways.
Yesterday (12) the volume of water reached the mark of 11 million liters per second in the Iguaçu Falls. The Devil’s Throat walkway was closed.
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The Civil Defense reported that 23 cities in the west and southwest of Paraná were affected by the storms that have been recorded since Monday (10). An estimated 428 homes were damaged, 1,149 people are homeless and two children are missing in Pato Branco. Fire crews are working to minimize the impacts of flooding.
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