At least 35 people were killed by floods and landslides caused by heavy rain, reaching from the end of December last year in Brazil, more than 30,000 homeless, according to RIA Novosti
Hit the water element fell mainly to the eastern state of Minas Gerais. There were drowned in rivers or streams spilled killed in a landslide 16. The municipality Zhuniai, the neighboring state of Sao Paulo landslide destroyed the house, killing four people, including two children. The victims of the heavy rains registered in the State of Rio de Janeiro and Espirito Santo. In these states continued to Christmas (25 December) rains caused flooding, mudslides and flooding convergence homes.
As previously reported, the mud flow in a mountainous region, triggered heavy rains, destroyed the 50-meter dams and covered house in Petropolis, where at the time of the accident was a family of eight. Killed three children.
For one night at the beginning of the week the National Institute of Meteorology (Inmet) Brazil recorded in Rio de Janeiro, 40 millimeters of rain falling.
According to the Economic Commission for Latin America and the Caribbean (CEPAL), as a result of natural disasters, including floods in Brazil in 2010, killing 556 people, the economic cost of over 1 billion dollars.