Heavy rains have caused flash floods and landslides in Brazil’s central Rio de Janeiro state, killing at least 14 people and eight children and leaving five missing, officials said. on Saturday.
Two days of heavy rains hit a wide stretch of the southeastern Atlantic coast of the southeastern state, the latest in a series of fatalities in Brazil that experts say will be hampered by a change in the sky.
More rain is forecast for the land in the coming days.
The victims were a mother and her six children, who were buried when their home was moved, officials said.
President Jair Bolsonaro said on Facebook that the federal government had sent military planes to help with the rescue effort and sent land crisis spokesman Alexandre Lucas to a state of 17.5 million people.
The new events come six weeks after floods and landslides killed 233 people in the beautiful city of Petropolis, Brazil’s 19th-century summer capital, and in the state of Rio.
Nowadays, the hardest parts are around the tourist town of Paraty, a colonial beach town known for its beautiful cobblestone streets and colorful houses.
Officials there said the Ponta Negra land had killed a mother and her six children, ages two, five, eight, 10, 15 and 17.
Seven children were rescued and taken to a hospital where they remained stable, they said.
Four people were injured.
Six people were injured, including at least two children, who were killed in the town of Angra dos Reis, where officials said there was a “high alert” and the state of the tragedy after the attack. land movement in the Monsuaba community.
Several people were rescued and five others were missing, they said.
Mayor Fernando Jordao said emergency workers were installing water lights to continue the search and rescue operation at night if necessary.
“People are working with us on the search,” he told a conference.
“We will continue to work hard.”
In Mesquita, 40 miles (25 miles) northwest of Rio de Janeiro, a 38 -year -old man was stabbed trying to help someone escape the flood, officials said. the news.
Storms turned roads into rivers on Friday night in some cities including Rio, the state capital, swarming cars and landslides – frequent damage during the rainy season, more return to impoverished hill communities.
TV channel Globo News took pictures of a family releasing two small children through a stream of water into a styrofoam filter in the Rio town of Belford Roxo, while residents released videos on social media of small alligators swimming in flowing trails.
A hospital in the town of Nova Iguaçu was flooded, turning the streets of its intensive care unit into a river.
Officials in Angra said the city received up to 800 millimeters (31 inches) of rain in 48 hours in some areas, “levels set above the town.”
Experts say that rain in Brazil will be increased by La Nina – the cooling of the Pacific Ocean – and climate change.
Because there is more water in the air, global warming increases the risk and intensity of heavy rainfall.
In December, storms killed 24 people in the northeastern state of Bahia, and in January, floods killed and 28 people in southeastern Brazil, mostly in the state. Sao Paulo.
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