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Inundaciones letales en Rio Grande do Sul, Brasil

May 8, 2024 - Los rescatistas se apresuran a evacuar a personas varadas por inundaciones devastadoras en el estado brasileño de Rio Grande do Sul, donde hay decenas de muertos o desaparecidos y miles de personas que han quedado sin hogar.

In Porto Alegre, a city of 1.3 million inhabitants, downtown streets were under water after the Guaiba River breached its banks with record water levels.

Porto Alegre residents faced empty supermarket shelves and closed gas stations, with shops rationing sales of mineral water. The city distributed water in trucks to hospitals and shelters.

The floods have also impacted water and electricity services, with more than 1.4 million affected overall, according to Civil Defence.

Almost half a million people were without power in Porto Alegre and outlying towns as electricity companies cut off supplies for security reasons in flooded neighbourhoods, according to Reuters.

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PUBLISHED: 08/05/2024; STORY: Graphic News
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