Angra dos Reis Mayor in Rio Declares State of Emergency

The Mayor of Angra dos Reis, Fernando Jordão, declared a state of emergency over the weekend due to the city's inability to execute the mandated emergency evacuation plan related to its nuclear power plant.

By Nelson Belen, Contributing Reporter

RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - With the truckers' strike currently gripping Brazil reaching its seventh day, over the weekend, Mayor of Angra dos Reis, Fernando Jordão, declared a state of emergency for the city.

"I have no choice except to declare a state of emergency in Angra dos Reis, because we no longer have fuel in the stations," exclaimed the mayor, who added that the lack of fuel renders the city unable to exercise its emergency escape plan with respect to the Subscribe to our Premium Membership Plan. Already Subscribed?