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By Anna Kaiser, Contributing Reporter

RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - Heavy rains hit Rio de Janeiro in the early hours of the morning yesterday, causing the closure of Santos Dumont Airport and much flooding, major traffic and power outages around the Rio metropolitan area during commuter hours. Traffic delays continued throughout the day and into the night leaving Santos Dumont closed for over nine hours.

Runways at the city's domestic airport were shut down at 6:45 AM until 5:30 PM. Chaos ensued at the airport as 68 flights were canceled and 44 were delayed.

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