Montevideo gaining ground in flood mitigation
MONTEVIDEO -- Flood waters that rose faster than anyone expected in April 1997 brought anguish and heartbreak that lasted longer than anyone could have imagined.
More than a hundred homes and dozens of businesses were flooded in Montevideo and those affected faced a long, difficult road in rebuilding their lives.
And yet, city officials called it a miracle that no one was seriously injured or killed in the flood of 1997.
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