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Flooding threat prompts Brazil's World Cup host city to declare state of emergency

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With just two weeks to go until the World Cup, the Brazilian host city of Manaus has declared a state of emergency due to rising waters caused by an Amazon River tributary swell. Although the city doesn't expect massive flooding, the declaration is a preventive measure, in case the city needs quick access to emergency resources.

The stadium, which Manaus says won't be damaged if severe flooding strikes, is slated to host four highly anticipated games throughout the month-long event. It's just the latest in a series of setbacks that have plagued Brazil's World Cup preparations.