Floods in Brazil: 74,000 families evacuated

More than 74 thousand families have been evacuated in Brazil's largest state of Amazonas in the north of the country because of their banks of several rivers, including the Amazon — the largest river in the world, according to Segunda. In some places, the water level in the Amazon rose to 9 meters.

The cause of the disaster began to heavy rains, do not stop in March. In the 32 cities in the state of emergency was declared, the local authorities have requested assistance from the governments of Brazil, passes NEWSru.com.

The most affected city was Benjamin Constant. With a population of about 30 thousand people were evacuated from a 9000 people. According to representatives of the local civil defense, settlement, almost completely filled with water, actually turned into the Brazilian Venice.

Water element destroyed much of the crops grown by local farmers.

The authorities have already pledged financial assistance to the victims in the amount of approximately $ 200 per family. In disaster areas also imported food and medicines and special medical team to conduct preventive work to prevent the spread of infectious diseases among the population.

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