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quinta-feira, 20 de janeiro de 2011

TV9 NEWS - HEAVY RAIN & FLOOD IN SOUTERN BRAZIL - TRAGEDIA NO RIO DE JANEIRO TEM AMPLA REPERCUSSÂO INTERNACIONAL


TV9 NEWS - HEAVY RAIN & FLOOD IN SOUTERN 

BRAZIL "RIO DE JANERIO" LEFT ATLEAST 267 now 7


The rainstorm that affects the Brazilian state of Rio de Janeiro has killed at least 267 people. LAST NEWS REPORT 741 KILLED until 01.20.2011


The president of the country, Dilma Rousseff, has authorized the delivery of 780 million reais to alleviate the emergency.

The authorities have described as "critical" situation, officials said. Only in the mountain town of Teresopolis, the most affected by rainfall, there have been 71 deaths, as reported by the Secretary of Environment and Civil Defense of the town, Flavio Luiz de Castro.

Teresópolis Mayor, Jorge Mario, declared on Wednesday morning, the "state of public calamity" and considered the situation as critical, while the governor, Sergio Cabral, explained what happened to President Dilma Rousseff, who in turn mandated the National Integration Minister, Fernando Bezerra, flying over the area most affected by heavy rains.....TV9 NEWS - HEAVY RAIN & FLOOD IN SOUTERN BRAZIL "RIO DE JANERIO" LEFT ATLEAST 267 DEAD....!

The state's governor has asked the Navy to provide troops, transport aircraft and specialized equipment in relief to victims to address the "emergency" created, as explained in a statement. Eight hundred men of the Civil Defense and Fire Department are still searching for at least fifty people were missing.

The Civil Defense Secretariat of Rio de Janeiro reported the deaths of three firefighters who had come under the rubble of a collapsed building in Nova Friburgo. In Petrópolis, an elderly couple also died from a landslide that buried their homes. The highways connecting Rio de Janeiro with the rest of the country have partial blockage due to landslides. In several cities of Rio de Janeiro, the situation was exacerbated by the lack of electricity and potable water services were interrupted.




0/01/2011 10h18 - Atualizado em 20/01/2011 10h18

Número de mortos na região serrana do Rio alcança 741

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SÃO PAULO - Somam 741 os mortos na região serrana do Rio em razão das fortes chuvas que atingiram a região na semana passada e causaram deslizamentos de terra e alagamentos.
A maioria das vítimas fatais está em Nova Friburgo (355) e Teresópolis (323). Petrópolis e Sumidouro registravam, por ora, 63 e 21 vítimas, conforme dados da secretaria de Estado de Saúde do Rio e Defesa Civil.
Nesta quinta-feira, o governador do Rio, Sérgio Cabral, vai a Teresópolis para assinar termo de cooperação com as cidades da região serrana para o aluguel social. Agenda foi comunicada pelo microblog Twitter.
(Juliana Cardoso | Valor)

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