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Flooding along the Amazon began in April. By the beginning of May, water levels at a measuring station on the Rio Negro in Manaus, Brazil, was only 29 inches below a record set in 1953.
The impact upon communities along the length of the river has been devastating.
While the water has started to inch downward, communities of the Tahuayo River basin, as well as elsewhere in the western Amazon, are now enduring their sixth week underwater. Hunger and hypothermia remain a problem for the people. GreaterGood.org's charitable partner Angels of the Amazon continues deliveries of food, blankets, and plastic tarps to the people of the flooded communities.
As shown in this local news report, flooding left many without homes or any household goods:
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