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Cheias mortíferas no Rio Grande do Sul

May 8, 2024 - Os bombeiros estão a tentar evacuar pessoas isoladas pelas inundações devastadoras que varreram o estado brasileiro do Rio Grande do Sul, com muitos mortos e desaparecidos e milhares de desalojados.

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.

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