Rain Causes 600 to Flee in Duque de Caxias, Brazil

Posted on March 20, 2013 • Filed under: Brazil, Enviromental Issues, Weather/Climate

On March 19, 2013, Jornal do Brasil reported that recent rains in the state of Rio de Janeiro have left some 600 people without a home for the time being, while at least 250 of them have found refuge in makeshift city shelters, says mayor Alexandre Cardoso.  The houses affected by the flooding were near the Sarapuí and Saracuruna rivers.  Although the rain has ceased, and water levels are going down, the report says that a large local housing project still has at least one meter of flooding in each of its 395 units.  The city has since hired teams to clean areas affected by the flooding and to ensure safe water delivery to citizens.  Read Article

Share This Story
  • Print
  • Digg
  • StumbleUpon
  • del.icio.us
  • Facebook
  • Yahoo! Buzz
  • Twitter
  • Google Bookmarks
  • Add to favorites
  • email