Heavy Rain Floods Parts of Rio de Janeiro Leaving Three Dead

The Tim Maia bike path overlooking the ocean in São Conrado collapsed due to the heavy rains seen during the night.

By Lise Alves, Senior Contributing Reporter

SÃO PAULO, BRAZIL – Heavy rains during the night left a trail of destruction in many Rio de Janeiro neighborhoods this Thursday morning, with rivers and streams overflowing, streets and avenues blocked and thousands left without electricity. The rains are said to have caused at least three deaths.

“Praca da Bandeira (Northern region of the city) filled with enough water for fifty Olympic pools in an hour. There is no way to predict such a rain" Rio’s Chief of Staff, Paulo Messina, told reporters on Thursday morning.

According to the Rio Alert System . . .

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