New flooding in southern Brazil


In Brazil, since the end of last week, it rains heavily, which provoked a rise in water level in the rivers and caused flooding. Most affected by the disaster five states in the south and south-east. Already fixed the death of ten people, about 60,000 people were made homeless.

 

Most left homeless in the state of Minas Gerais, where their homes have lost about 35 thousand people, and in Santa Catarina, where the homeless were about 10,000 Brazilians. Another 15,000 people who lost their homes, living in the states of Paraná, Espírito Santo and Rio Grande do Sul. Paraná, according to Brazil's civil defense, was generally cut off from the outside world. Trail leading from the state capital city of Curitiba to the Atlantic coast, is blocked. The rains have washed away roads in Parana and destroyed bridges, resulting in 8,000 staff person completely cut off from the rest of the state. The current flooding in southern Brazil is not the first this year. In January flooded states of Rio de Janeiro, Sao Paulo and Santa Catarina. Then disaster victims were about a thousand people. Property damage from flooding appreciated more than a billion dollars. Heavy rains were observed in December of last year, when the number of the victims were mostly residents of Sao Paulo.

Source: meteonovosti.ru.

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