Brazil: Floods and landslides in many cities of Brazil, 24 people killed, carnival canceled

Pankaj Prasad
Floods and landslides in Brazil
Floods and landslides in Brazil

The two cities of Sao Paulo, Sao Sebastiao and Bertioga, have been the most affected.

Sao Paulo, Brazil's most populous state, has been badly hit by floods and landslides. Brazilian officials said on Sunday that several cities in the northern state of Sao Paulo were in dire straits due to floods and landslides. He said that so far 24 people have died due to floods and landslides and this number may increase further.

carnival celebration canceled

have been affected. Both cities have canceled their Carnival celebrations, as rescuers struggle to find the missing, the injured and the dead in the rubble. Felipe Augusto, the mayor of Sao Sebastiao, said that our rescuers are not able to reach many places; It's a chaotic situation. Augusto has posted several videos on his social media channels of the widespread destruction in his city. Including a video of a child being rescued by locals standing on a waterlogged road. They are struggling to find the injured and the dead in the rubble. Felipe Augusto, the mayor of Sao Sebastiao, said that our rescuers are not able to reach many places; It's a chaotic situation. Augusto has posted several videos on his social media channels of the widespread destruction in his city. Including a video of a child being rescued by locals standing on a waterlogged road. They are struggling to find the injured and the dead in the rubble. Felipe Augusto, the mayor of Sao Sebastiao, said that our rescuers are not able to reach many places; It's a chaotic situation. Augusto has posted several videos on his social media channels of the widespread destruction in his city. Including a video of a child being rescued by locals standing on a waterlogged road.

Governor issues public disaster order

More than 600 millimeters of rain has been recorded in one day, one of the highest ever recorded in Brazil in such a short period of time. The state government said that Bertioga alone received 687 mm of rain during that period. Governor Tarcisio de Freitas said in a statement that he has requested support from the military, which will send two airplanes and rescue teams to the area. He issued a public disaster order for the cities of Ubatuba, Sao Sebastiao, Ilhabela, Caraguatatuba and Bertioga. Which is one of the highest rainfall ever in Brazil in such a short period. The state government said that Bertioga alone received 687 mm of rain during that period. Governor Tarcisio de Freitas said in a statement that he has requested support from the military, which will send two airplanes and rescue teams to the area. He issued a public disaster order for the cities of Ubatuba, Sao Sebastiao, Ilhabela, Caraguatatuba and Bertioga. Which is one of the highest rainfall ever in Brazil in such a short period. The state government said that Bertioga alone received 687 mm of rain during that period. Governor Tarcisio de Freitas said in a statement that he has requested support from the military, which will send two airplanes and rescue teams to the area. He issued a public disaster order for the cities of Ubatuba, Sao Sebastiao, Ilhabela, Caraguatatuba and Bertioga.

Only the roof is visible. Local residents are using small boats to carry goods and people to higher places. A road that links Rio de Janeiro to the port city of Santos has been blocked by landslides and flooding.