Chile has declared a state of emergency and requested international help to help deal with forest fires.
Chile has requested international help to deal with forest fires.
- Chile declares a state of emergency and preliminary evacuation of 16,000 as a forest fire threatens the city of Valparaiso.
- Authorities in Chile close the Torres del Paine National Park, amid an ongoing forest fire in Patagonia.
- Bolivia declares a state of emergency after approximately 25,000 forest fires spread across the country.
- A state of emergency is declared in the Croatian city of Dubrovnik due to a forest fire.
- Four people are killed as intense rains and snowstorms hit central and southern Chile. About 3,000 people are homeless, and hundreds of thousands have lost power.
- Construction begins on the European Extremely Large Telescope (ELT) in northern Chile. The ELT is expected to become operational in 2024.
- The federal government of Brazil informs the World Health Organization that it is ending its state of emergency concerning the Zika virus, following a 95.3% reduction in cases in early 2017 compared to early 2016.
- Robert Bentley, the Governor of Alabama, declares a state of emergency due to forecasts of storms with the threat of tornadoes during the day. The neighboring state of Georgia also faces the threat of severe weather.
- Millions of residents in the Chilean capital Santiago are left without access to running water after the Maipo River is contaminated by flooding and landslides. At least four people have died in the floods.
- A bus traveling to Chile overturns in Argentina's Mendoza Province, killing at least 19 people.