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Tag: Floods in Brazil

  • Tuesday, June 4th 2024 - 09:21 UTC

    Leptospirosis taking its toll on Rio Grande do Sul flood victims

    Twelve other deaths are still under investigation, Rio Grande do Sul's Health Ministry also said

    Health authorities in the Brazilian flood-hit State of Rio Grande do Sul Rio Grande do Sul confirmed Monday that an eighth patient had died of leptospirosis, Agencia Brasil reported. The victim was a 31-year-old man from São Leopoldo who had prolonged exposure to contaminated water.

  • Monday, May 6th 2024 - 10:49 UTC

    Rio Grande do Sul floods getting worse every day

    Key parts of the city of Porto Alegre have been shut down due to flooding (Pic EFE)

    According to the latest report from Civil Defense, the number of casualties in the Brazilian State of Rio Grande do Sul since the first storms hit on April 29 have already reached 78 people, with 105 others still missing and 175 injured.

  • Friday, February 18th 2022 - 14:36 UTC

    Death toll keeps rising in Rio de Janeiro State

    SAR work had to be halted due to new rains in Petropolis (EFE)

    Relief work in Petropolis had to be halted Thursday due to new rains but the death toll continued to increase from previous figures, reaching 117 fatalities and at least 116 people missing.

  • Thursday, June 3rd 2021 - 08:00 UTC

    Record flooding in Brazil's Amazon region; half a million displace

    The Rio Negro reached its highest water level since records began in 1902, with a depth of 29.98 meters at the port's measuring station

    In Brazil's Amazon region the Rio Negro has swollen to levels unseen in over a century of record-keeping. More than 450,000 people have been affected state-wide. Residents in Manaus, the biggest city in Brazil's Amazon rainforest, were struggling to cope with severe flooding after heavy rain caused nearby rivers to swell.

  • Tuesday, January 28th 2020 - 08:28 UTC

    Brazil floods: 54 dead, 18 missing and over 30.000 people displaced

    Rains subsided by Monday, but were expected to resume later this week in some areas. Flooded roads created violent rapids, sweeping up victims, cars and debris

    Over 30,000 people have been displaced by heavy rains in southeast Brazil that also killed 54 people and left 18 missing. The storms in recent days caused floods and landslides, submerging entire neighbourhoods and sending homes tumbling down hillsides in the states of Minas Gerais, Espirito Santo and Rio de Janeiro.