Rains Leave Rio in State of Emergency: Daily

Rains Leave Rio in State of Emergency: Daily

By Maria Lopez Conde, Senior Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL – Torrential rains on Tuesday and Wednesday wreaked havoc in the city and state of Rio de Janeiro, flooding streets, metro stations and closing airports. At least two people died during the heavy rains that poured down much of the state this week. Over […]

Rio Works to Prevent City Flood Problems

Rio Works to Prevent City Flood Problems

By Helen Trouten Torres, Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL – The pressing issue of flood prevention has once again been brought to the forefront of city politics in the aftermath of Rio’s fifth highest rainfall in fourteen years April 25th. The nine hour storm severely flooded streets, leading to the destruction of many homes, […]

Fears of Infectious Disease Outbreak

By Sibel Tinar, Senior Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL – As the death toll from the flooding and mudslides following last week’s heavy tropical rains climbs over 670 in Região Serrana, the mountainous region of the State of Rio de Janeiro, public health concerns and fears of an epidemic have been escalating. The disaster, […]

Death Toll Exceeds 600 in Rio State as More Rain Expected

By Sibel Tinar, Senior Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL – Flooding and mudslides resulting from last week’s torrential rains in the mountainous region of the State of Rio de Janeiro, known as Região Serrana, have already taken more than 600 lives by Saturday night, and it is registered as the worst weather-related tragedy in […]

Heavy Rainfall Kills in Rio State

By Sibel Tinar, Senior Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL – Intense tropical rainstorms sweeping across southeastern Brazil since Tuesday have caused massive flooding, landslides, and killed an estimated 360 people so far in the states of Rio de Janeiro and São Paulo. Região Serrana, the scenic, mountainous region of the Rio state that includes […]

77 Dead as Storm Rains Chaos on Rio

By Doug Gray, Senior Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO – Monday night saw intense rains fall on Rio de Janeiro which continued throughout Tuesday, flooding roads, causing landslides, and prompting city mayor Eduardo Paes to recommend Cariocas not to attempt their journeys to work or school on Tuesday morning. Winds up to 75km/hour struck the […]