Storms claim 100 lives, damage 100,000 homes in south Brazil

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Storms claim 100 lives, damage 100,000 homes in south Brazil

At least 100 people have died and nearly 100,000 homes have been destroyed or significantly damaged from more than a week of record rainfall and flooding in south Brazil's Rio Grande do Sul state, local authorities said on Wednesday, reported Xinhua.

The National Confederation of Municipalities said in an update that overflowing rivers and floods in the state have affected around 1.45 million people and forced some 200,000 residents to flee their homes.

Based on data from the Civil Defense agency, some 99,800 residences of all types have sustained either total or partial damage since the state's worst weather-related disaster hit on April 29, according to the confederation.

As many as 414 of 497 towns in the state, a top agricultural and livestock producer that borders Argentina and Uruguay, have suffered from the storms and declared emergencies.

The confederation estimates the economic losses at 4.6 billion reals (about 904 million U.S. dollars), taking into account the damage to housing and public infrastructure, as well as agriculture, livestock, industry, commerce and services.

In just one week, Rio Grande do Sul saw five months' worth of rain, sparking unprecedented flooding.


  1. EmilySmith_82 says

    I can’t imagine the devastation and loss that these storms have brought to the people of south Brazil. My heart goes out to all those affected, and I hope they receive the support and aid they desperately need to recover and rebuild their lives.

  2. EmmaStormChaser says

    I can’t believe the devastating impact that these storms have had on the people and homes in south Brazil. It’s heartbreaking to hear about the lives lost and the massive destruction caused by the record rainfall. My thoughts are with all those affected by this tragedy.

  3. EmilySmith says

    It’s devastating to hear about the storms in south Brazil. My heart goes out to all the families who have lost their homes and loved ones. It’s a stark reminder of the urgent need for better disaster preparedness and response efforts in vulnerable regions.

  4. AlexandraSmith23 says

    How is the local government planning to provide aid and support to the affected residents? Are there any relief efforts in place to help those impacted by the devastation?

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