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By Lise Alves, Senior Contributing Reporter

SÃO PAULO, BRAZIL – With the onset of summer in Rio de Janeiro comes the risk of heavy rains, which often flood roads and entire neighborhoods. In the past, summer thunderstorms have also led to deadly mudslides in some of Rio’s poorer communities, which are often built on unstable hills and mountains. To avoid fatal incidents authorities are once again drilling communities on what to do if there is imminent danger.

On Thursday, January 15th, ten favela communities in the region of Lins participated in testing emergency siren operations, which is part of . . .

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