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36+ Dead as Heavy Flooding and Landslides Hit Brazil

[b]● Twice the expected amount of rainfall for the month came in 24 hours
● 36+ dead, 228 homeless, 338+ evacuated during the disaster
● 180-day state of calamity declared[/b]

[i][c=666666]Flooded motorway at Sao Paulo. (Punch News)[/c][/i]


Flooding and landslides triggered by torrential rain in Brazil claimed at least 36 lives on Carnival weekend in southeast Sao Paulo State, authorities said on Sunday. This forced some citizens to cancel annual Carnival Celebrations.

Meanwhile, officials say another 228 people have been left homeless, with 338 more evacuated from coastal regions north of São Paulo.

Twice the expected amount of rain for the month (23.6 inches) fell in the areas on Sunday.

TV and social media footage showed neighborhoods underwater, debris after houses were swept away, and flooded motorways.

"Unfortunately, we are going to have many more deaths," a civil defense official told the newspaper Folha de São Paulo.

More heavy rain is expected in the area, threatening to make conditions even worse for emergency teams.

A 180-day state of calamity was declared by Sao Paulo state Governor Tarcisio de Freitas in six towns in the state. He had also released the equivalent of $1.5m (£1.2m) in funding to aid in disaster relief.

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@TeirdalinFirefall Yeah, I'm sorry, but this is out of order.

I'm sure you wouldn't like someone replying as you just did if the article had been a story on a hurricane, tornado or wildfire in the US.
@TeirdalinFirefall Are you nuts ?!!?? some people lost there lives and there livelihood due to this disaster and you write this ???
TeirdalinFirefall · 31-35, M
@Andrew I'm sorry, yeah the joke was in absolutely awful taste, was up like twenty four hours when I wrote that and kinda was just checked out.

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