Desertification: With 10% humidity, Brazil’s Federal District is on red alert

A state of emergency was declared following an alert issued by the National Institute of Meteorology (INMET). The population must redouble their health care efforts.

RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - The Federal District is on red alert due to desert-like low air humidity after reaching critical levels on Sunday, September 19, with 10% in satellite city Gama.

The National Institute of Meteorology (INMET) issues the alert when air humidity falls below 12%. There is a high risk of forest fires and a need to take extra care with one's health due to the air's dryness.

Lieutenant-Colonel of the Fire Department Rossano Bohnert guarantees that the low humidity and the heat are similar and common during this last stage of the dry season . . .

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