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By Lisa Flueckiger, Contributing Reporter

RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - An alert system is currently being installed in several neighborhoods of the Niterói municipal area to warn residents about mud- and landslides that endanger the communities during heavy rainfall, as happened in the Morro do Bumba community in 2010. The system is part of several efforts of the city to prevent and cope with natural disasters.

Installations of the warning system, including sirens and rain gauges, began on Monday, September 16th . . .

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