São Paulo Faces Floods on Streets, Shortage in Reservoir

By Lise Alves, Senior Contributing Reporter

SÃO PAULO, BRAZIL – Not even the recent torrential summer thunderstorms, which have flooded streets in São Paulo city and left thousands in the dark, are helping to increase water levels at the city’s main reservoirs. Since the beginning of 2014, the city has been facing the worst drought in its history.

Monday (January 12th) night’s thunderstorms knocked down at least seventy trees and damaged power lines, leaving almost 800,000 households without power, according to AES Eletropaulo, the city’s electricity company. Thirty-five roads were blocked to automobiles due . . .

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