RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - The heavy downpour that struck São Paulo from late afternoon on Sunday, February 9th, has caused destruction and chaos during the day. The storm caused rivers to overflow, dozens of floodings, landslides and brought the city to a halt.

Over Monday night, February 10th, the water level did not drop and several points of the city remained submerged, including stretches of the ringroads Marginal Pinheiros and Tietê.

The water level only began to lower in the early hours of Tuesday, February 11th.

The Bandeiras Bridge at Marginal Tietê was flooded for around 17 hours. Neighborhoods . . .

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