Monday, January 31, 2022

Deadly flooding, landslides hit Brazil’s Sao Paulo state amid torrential rains

Deadly flooding, landslides hit Brazil

Torrential rains in Brazil’s Sao Paulo state between Friday and Sunday left at least 18 people dead, authorities said.  
“Since last Friday, the turmoil caused by the bad weather caused 18 deaths, including seven children and left around 500 people without homes or displaced,” said the Sao Paulo state government, citing the Civil Defense body.

After flying over affected areas, governor Joao Doria announced he was releasing 15 million reales ($2.7 million) to help the 10 most affected cities and 645 municipalities in Brazil’s most populous state—home to 46 million people.

Doria expressed “solidarity” with the families of the 18 victims.

Of the victims, 11 died on Sunday after landslides buried several homes in cities in the interior of the state, local press said.

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