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People in Brazil's Amazon Rainforest Again Reel From Floods

Edileuza Pereira da Silva cooks for her family outside her home, flooded by the rise of the Negro river in Iranduba, Amazonas state, Brazil, Monday, May 23, 2022. The Amazon region is being hit hard by flooding with 35 municipalities that are facing one of their worst floods in years and the water level is expected to rise over the coming months. (AP Photo/Edmar Barros)
Edileuza Pereira da Silva cooks for her family outside her home, flooded by the rise of the Negro river in Iranduba, Amazonas state, Brazil, Monday, May 23, 2022. The Amazon region is being hit hard by flooding with 35 municipalities that are facing one of their worst floods in years and the water level is expected to rise over the coming months. (AP Photo/Edmar Barros)

Iranduba, Brazil (AP) -- For the second straight year, inhabitants of Brazil's Amazon rainforest are being overwhelmed by flooding, with hundreds of thousands of people already affected by waters that are still rising.

Heavy rainfall in the Amazon over the past two years is associated with the La Nina phenomenon, when Pacific Ocean currents affect global climate patterns, and which scientists say is intensified by climate change.