Brazilian President Luiz Inácio Lula da Silva Sunday flew over 53 cities declared under emergency due to rains. The head of state also called for the speedy approval of popular housing plans to assist the victims. Joining Lula were Ministers Flávio Dino (Justice) and Paulo Pimenta (Secom).
Peruvian authorities have guaranteed tourist services are to remain operational in Machu Picchu despite the recent declaration of emergency by the federal government.
Thousands of Sydney residents have been told by Tuesday to evacuate their homes after the death toll from floods reached 20 along Australia's east coast, it was reported.
Hurricane Ida Thursday hit the entire Northeast region in the United States, killing dozens of people and flooding streets, causing severe damage to the local transport services.
A new report titled “Impact of Climate Crisis on Poverty and the Argentine macroeconomy” points out the serious consequences of the impact of climate change on the Argentine economy, mainly due to losses caused by floods and droughts, the World Bank announced Tuesday.
At least 50 people have died in Brazil and more than 25,000 have been displaced due to widespread flooding following storms and heavy rains that have swept across the southeast of the country, authorities said on Sunday.
Residents of a hillside Rio de Janeiro favela risk finding hungry caimans at their front door after the city was hit hard by heavy flooding caused by torrential rain.
Torrential rain left at least 10 people dead in Rio de Janeiro, officials said on Tuesday, as emergency workers rescued people trapped by the downpour and clean-up efforts gathered pace.
Civil defense officials have reported that heavy rains in northeastern Brazil have killed at least three people and displaced 3,600, while apparently unrelated flooding far to the south in Paraguay has forced some 20,000 people from their homes.
Intense floods in Latin America's business hub Sao Paulo, which turned roads into rivers and tossed cars atop buildings and into trees, have killed at least 11 people, with authorities bracing for more rain.