Heavy storms in Santa Catarina have left 2 people dead and at least 140 people homeless, with health and transportation services suspended statewide, it was reported Wednesday. The most affected regions were the northern coast and Greater Florianópolis.
A subtropical cyclone has left substantial damage and many people injured in the Brazilian southern state of Santa Catarina, where the seaside resorts have been placed under alert amid landslides.
Brazil's Beach Monitoring Project, PMP, reports that more than 6,700 penguins have arrived mainly on Santa Catarina and Parana states coast during the migration season this year, which represents a 20% per cent increase in the number of marine birds coming over last year.
Dozens of gunmen armed with assault rifles invaded a city in southern Brazil overnight Tuesday and took control of the streets as they assaulted a local bank.
The southern state of Santa Catarina, which borders with the Argentine province of Misiones decreed on Saturday strict confinement measures following a record death toll from the coronavirus pandemic.
Windstorms and storms recorded this week in the south of Brazil caused deaths in Santa Catarina, Paraná and Rio Grande do Sul leaving a trail of destruction in the three states of the region, with fallen trees and power posts, flooded homes, lack of energy and road blocks.
Elite police commando units fanned out across the streets of the Brazilian southern state of Santa Catarina over the weekend in an attempt to contain a wave of violent attacks over the past two weeks.