Rain Devastates Rio State Counties: Daily

By Nicole Froio, Contributing Reporter

RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - Extreme rain has devastated cities in the state of Rio de Janeiro, of the Baixada (Lowland) area. The people in the county of Duque de Caxias, especially in the city of Xerém, are the ones who have been suffering the most, after two days of floods and devastation.

Around 2,611 families have been displaced, losing their homes and possessions, and one person died in Xerém. The city has had a lot of attention because of the devastation, including famous Brazilian pagode singer Zeca Pagodinho, who owns a farm . . .

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