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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 Lise Alves, Senior Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL – The heavy rains that fell on the state of Rio de Janeiro since Wednesday night have caused damages both in the city and in the rest of the state....
By Jay Forte, Contributing Reporter SÃO PAULO, BRAZIL - The amount of rain that has fallen within 24 hour period on Thursday (March 10th) in the metropolitan region of São Paulo, was higher than expected for the entire month. ...
By Lise Alves, Senior Contributing Reporter SÃO PAULO, BRAZIL – The rain that has fallen across the state of Rio de Janeiro since this past weekend has put some municipalities in a state of alert for floods and landslides. In...
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 Lisa Flueckiger, Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - An alert system is currently being installed in several neighborhoods of the Niterói municipal area to warn residents about mud- and landslides that endanger the communities during heavy rainfall, as...
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,...
By Anna Kaiser, Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL – Torrential rains tore across Rio de Janeiro state late last week, taking two lives, displacing 3,000 families and leaving a path of destruction. The government has announced plans to relocate...

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