Much needed rain, especially in the wheat belt of Santa Fe, has finally arrived in Argentina. The light rains commenced this past weekend but was not enough to satisfy the parched land. Then the heavens opened and prayers were answered as the storms ravaged the country.
Although the storm brought relief to farmers, the storm came at a price with five 5 people dead and nearly 50 people injured in the storms. Five people including two young children died in the storms over central Argentina and 47 were reported injured.
The rains and storms lashed the city of Rosario that boasts 20 meat export plants. Trees were uprooted as the storm swept through. Rosario is the grain capital of Argentina. Additional rain has hit over the state of Buenos Aires, and more rain is expected by this weekend. The situation in Argentina is closely related to that of Northern Australia from drought to flood and from dust to mud.