The largest Amazon River tributary has marked its highest historical level following weeks of heavy rain in its catch basin, the AP has said.
The flooding has caused headaches for the population of Manaus, Brazil, a city of 1.6 million people.
The Rio Negro crested last Wednesday, registering 97.70 feet (29.78 meters) in Manaus. The top narrowly eclipsed the high mark of 97.67, set in 2009.
River levels have been recorded here since 1902.
Waters of the Rio Negro have flooded the center of Manaus, the AP said. Some neighborhoods have been partially submerged and homes have been invaded by water.
Residents and merchants have taken such measures as makeshift walkways to make do until the flood waters leave their streets and buildings.
The coldest air of the winter is gripping much of the eastern United States and will feature single-digit and sub-zero temperatures in the Northeast through the Valentine's Day weekend.
The dangerous cold gripping the eastern United States will set the stage for disruptive snow and ice to unfold from Tennessee and Georgia to Maine Presidents Day into Tuesday.
A multi-vehicle accident involving more than 50 vehicles occurred amid snow showers and brutal cold and led to the shutdown of Interstate 78 in Lebanon County, Pennsylvania, Saturday morning.
Voters heading out to the polls on Saturday, Feb. 20, can expect mild weather and dry conditions for the next step in the 2016 Presidential Election.
Heavy rain will raise the risk of flooding across more than a dozen states in the Southeast on Presidents Day to the East Coast on Tuesday.
Winter's frigid air can bring with it possible plumbing problems, including frozen pipes.
McAllen, TX (2000)
Cape May,NJ (1899)
36" of snow fell in 2nd blizzard of the month.
New England (1940)
Valentine Day blizzard southern New England: 10-18 in. of snow along with gale winds.