Massive flooding in recent days has forced multitudes of evacuations across Paraguay, Argentina, Brazil, and Uruguay.
The rain and flooding began last week, and has forced about 100,000 evacuations in Paraguay alone, the Associated Press reported.
Paraguay's Emergency Secretary attributed the havoc to El Niño, adding that the Paraguay River was at its highest point all year and could continue to rise.
The Paraguayan government has declared a state of emergency of the nation's capital, Asuncion, and other regions.
Scientists have said this year's El Niño could be among the strongest on record, riveling even the powerful El Niño of the late 1990s.
Jim Dalrymple is a reporter for BuzzFeed News and is based in Los Angeles.
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