Brazil state sinks as record rains
More than 20 people have died as a result of the disaster.
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Devastation from flooding and landslides continued in #Brazil's Minas Gerais on Wednesday after the state was pummeled by heavy rainfall to start the year.
Landslips have killed at least 24 people in recent days. pic.twitter.com/FzGkmZOpvB
— No Comment (@nocomment) January 13, 2022
Seasonal downpours hit northern, central, and southeastern parts of Brazil in mid-January. The state of Minas Gerais in the south-east of the country suffered the most.
There, the precipitation was so heavy that it caused floods and mudflows, as a result of which 24 people died in just a few days. It is reported that about 3.5 thousand people were left homeless and about 17 thousand people were evacuated from the disaster zone. Due to showers, floods and mudflows in the region, 112 highways were blocked, due to some settlements being blocked. A state of emergency has been declared in 145 out of 853 municipalities in the state.
La Defensa Civil del estado brasileño de Minas Gerais reportó otros cinco fallecidos a causa de las fuertes lluvias que azotan la zona, ocasionando que la cifra total de víctimas mortales llegue a 24. https://t.co/55O9MQiwxe pic.twitter.com /PiPOPRMnlY
— Viva Nicaragua (@VivaNicaragua13) January 13, 2022
Such precipitation for Brazil in summer (from late December to end of March) is not uncommon. According to experts, heavy rains are caused by the movement of warm, moist air from the equatorial forests of the Amazon towards the Atlantic Ocean. In January 2020, seasonal rains in southern Brazil killed 66 people. Gerais https://t.co/3eXD1OFbPP
— CNBB Nacional (@CNBBNacional) January 13, 2022
Recursos garantidos pelo Governo Federal para municípios afetados pelas chuvas em Minas Gerais chegam a R$ 48.6 milhões
Montante foi alcançado com o repasse de R$ 1.6 milhão para a cidade de Betimhttps://t.co/MXtrpJCYbw pic.twitter.com/YZAekoN36o
— Celso Francisco (@AssessoriaCf) January 13, 2022
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