Southern Brazil Hit by Cold Weather and Rain, Affecting 30,000

By Jay Forte, Contributing Reporter

RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - After a week of cold weather in southern Brazil, where the São Joaquim municipality of
Santa Catarina felt temperatures fall to -3 degrees Celsius (° C), intense storms have affected more than 30,000 people. Rain has been hitting the southern region since last Friday (July 10th) in the three states of Paraná, Santa Catarina and Rio Grande do Sul.

The rains continued yesterday (July 15th), with more intensity in Paraná and Santa Catarina. The National Institute of Meteorology (INMET) issued high danger alert to the states due to the accumulated . . .

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