Flooding in Brazil

Flooding in Brazil
Flooding in Brazil

In southern Brazil, heavy rains and floods continued, this time in the state of Rio de Janeiro, where at least 1 death was recorded.

The flooding in Rio de Janeiro came days after at least 12 people died and 9 went missing after severe flooding and landslides in the state of Santa Catarina.

In the state of Rio de Janeiro on December 22, 2020, as a result of severe flooding in the Baixada Fluminense area, at least one person died and 3 houses collapsed.

As a result of the flash flood, the streets turned into rivers, dragging cars with them. The infrastructure was severely damaged. According to local media reports, the municipalities of Duque de Caxias and Mage were hardest hit.

In Xereme, in the municipality of Duque de Caxias, 224.2 mm of precipitation was recorded in the 24 hours before December 23, 2020.

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