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By Lise Alves, Senior Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL – Torrential rains in the city of Rio de Janeiro Wednesday night left at least five people dead. The rain caused landslides, flooding and downed trees throughout Zona Sul and...
By Jay Forte, Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - Yesterday, June 20th, the city of Rio experienced a twenty year record for rainfall in a single day. The Pluviométrica Station at Alto da Boa Vista recorded 247 millimeters...
By Lise Alves, Senior Contributing Reporter SÃO PAULO, BRAZIL – Heavy rains registered in the last few days in both the Northeastern and Southern regions of the country have left tens of thousands homeless and at least seven dead, according...
By Jay Forte, Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - The storm that fell in Salvador, the capital of the Northeastern state of Bahia, in the early hours of Monday (April 27th) caused floods and over a hundred landslides across...
By Michela DellaMonica, Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL — The city of Rio officials confirmed Friday evening that all fifteen blocos scheduled for this weekend will go on despite the street sweeper strike which caused a crisis in garbage...
By Claire Rivé, Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - The Madeira River, which runs through Porto Velho, Rondônia in western Brazil, has reached a record water level of 18.73 meters and is still climbing today. The flooding has almost...
By Maria Lopez Conde, Senior Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - Torrential rains on Tuesday and Wednesday wreaked havoc in the city and state of Rio de Janeiro, flooding streets, metro stations and closing airports. At least two people...
By Lucy Jordan, Senior Contributing Reporter BRASÍLIA, BRAZIL - The death toll in Petropólis, where heavy rains have caused flooding and landslides, has reached 28, the Secretariat of Civil Defense said. Intense rainfall overnight Sunday has devastated the historic city...
By Lucy Jordan, Senior Contributing Reporter BRASÍLIA, BRAZIL - At least three people have died following flooding in Petrópolis, in Rio de Janeiro state’s mountainous region of Região Serrana, local media reported. The state secretary of Civil Defense, Sérgio Simões,...

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