Boa Vista, 7 June. Regime declared a disaster in the northern Brazilian state of Roraima from record flooding. This, RIA "Novosti" reported in local government.
Heavy rains caused rivers to overflow of the Rio Branco, a member of the Amazon basin. The water level rose by 10 m, which is two feet higher than the previous record, recorded in 1976. Dozens of communities were completely cut off from the outside world.
According to the Civil Defense staff, seven settlements in the lower reaches of the river completely disappeared under the water. In the state capital, the city of Boa Vista, declared emergency mode.
The main highway in the state of Roraima closed due to the threat of erosion of the roadway. There is a risk of collapse of the main bridge over the Rio Branco. In the reinforced concrete structure of the bridge was a crack of 16 cm
Roraima State Government requested assistance Brazilian army in combating the effects of the disaster. The volume of material damage and the number of victims disclosed.
Recall, more than 900 people were killed in landslides and floods, which are 11-12 January this year, hit the mountainous region of the Brazilian state of Rio de Janeiro.