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By Lise Alves, Senior Contributing Reporter

RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL – Strong winds and heavy rain which fell on Rio de Janeiro between Monday (September 19th) and Tuesday (September 20th) left several streets flooded and many residences without electricity, especially in Rio's Centro and Zona Norte neighborhoods. Hundreds of residents experienced problems on their commuting routes on Tuesday morning.

Automobiles were unable to drive on several lanes of Avenida Brasil, one of the main thruways into the city, due to the formation of huge puddles of water. Passengers trying to get to work from Subscribe to our Premium Membership Plan. Already Subscribed?