Emergency regime imposed in 28 cities in Brazil

Floods caused by heavy showers, paralyzed life of 28 cities in the northeastern Brazilian states of Pernambuco and Alagoas, said on Saturday the local civil defense service.

According to the authorities, and rising in the rivers left homeless 5000 886 people in the state of Alagoas and 11 000 825 people in the state of Pernambuco. The verse has damaged 65 villages in north-eastern Brazil. Two people were killed. Information on victims is coming.

In the capital of Pernambuco in Recife half million inhabitants with the threat of flooding on Friday, May 6, schools were closed and shops. Water flooded some areas of the city, located in the lowlands along the river, which flows into the Atlantic Ocean. According to a local service GO, despite the rise in water level evacuation was not required.

According to weather forecasts, in the next few days in the north-east of Brazil is expected cessation of precipitation and the situation should be normalized, RIA "Novosti".

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