At least 37 lifeless and 74 lacking as a consequence of a rain storm in southern Brazil | EUROtoday

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The physique of a 17-year-old teenager who disappeared in a landslide within the municipality of Santa Maria, in southern Brazil, was rescued this Thursday by cops. He is likely one of the fatalities brought on by the storm of heavy rain that has occurred because the starting of the week in Río Grande do Sul, a state bordering Uruguay and Argentina. This Friday, state authorities have raised the variety of deaths to 37 folks and people lacking to 74. Among the latter, {the teenager}'s mom. Her father and her brother had been capable of be rescued after her dwelling was hit by a rock in a landslide, in accordance with digital media G1. The president, Luiz Inácio Lula da Silva, visited. on Thursday the affected area.

The storm has affected greater than half of the municipalities in that state, which has 11 million inhabitants. Some 23,000 folks have needed to depart their houses as a result of heavy rainfall and flooding persist. The storm, which started originally of the week, has moved north, in the direction of the state of Santa Catarina.

State authorities have ordered residents of 10 municipalities who dwell on the banks of rivers to depart their houses and take refuge in public locations or in excessive areas. Among the affected municipalities, some are very talked-about for home tourism similar to Bento Gonçalves, within the Vineyards Valley, or Gramado. Heavy rainfall has brought about a partial failure of 1 dam on the Antas River and one other is vulnerable to failing. More than half one million houses are with out water and a few 330,000 with out electrical energy.

Extreme climate phenomena have occurred within the final 12 months in Rio Grande do Norte, the place final September a cyclone killed about 30 folks.

President Lula met in Santa Maria, the epicenter of the tragedy, with the governor of Rio Grande do Sul, Eduardo Leite, however was unable to fly over the realm as a consequence of dangerous climate. “The federal government will be 100% with the people of Rio Grande do Sul to assist them with resources so that we can repair the damage,” mentioned the president, who insisted that “there will be no shortage of help,” Efe experiences.

For Governor Leite, that is “the worst disaster in history” within the state he governs. The Armed Forces have deployed an operation with eight plane and 600 troopers, which can be expanded if the storm doesn’t subside. The authorities are very attentive to the Guaíba River, which has risen three meters and has begun to overflow because it passes by means of the state capital, Porto Alegre.

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