For two months in the southeast of Brazil, in the state of Minas Gerais, located to the north of Rio de Janeiro, are heavy rains. At this time, the precipitation — a common occurrence, but now the intensity of rainfall exceeds the norm. Complicating the situation is mountainous terrain and dense river network. On the slopes of the mountains descend sat. Thousands of residents of 66 cities, according to the media, forced to leave their homes. The region declared a state of emergency.
In the south-east of Brazil due to flooding caused by heavy rains, according to preliminary data, killed eight people, according to the channel Russia-24. More than ten thousand people were forced to leave their homes, they took with them only what is necessary. Emergency services are working around the clock.