Brazil government says 100,000 displaced by floods

ByASSOCIATED PRESS
January 9, 2011 15:34

Heavy flooding in Brazil kills 35, leaves thousands homeless, and submerges nearly 60 cities in four states.

rio flooding

rio flooding311. (photo credit:AP)

RIO DE JANEIRO — Brazilian authorities said the number of people left homeless by flooding has risen to about 100,000 in four southeastern states.

Reports from regional civil defense authorities showed that Minas Gerais state had been hit the hardest, with 16 dead there as of Friday. More than 4,000 homes have been damaged by rising water and landslides, and about 170 destroyed.



Be the first to know - Join our Facebook page.


RELATED:
Women swept away drowns in Australian floodwaters

Eleven more died in Sao Paulo state, where 57 cities are in a state of emergency, including the capital.


Main thoroughfares in Sao Paulo city were swamped Saturday, and some smaller towns were entirely submerged.

Related Content
Ibn-Rushd-Goethe-Mosque berlin
June 23, 2017
Germany condemns Turkish criticism of Berlin's new liberal mosque

By REUTERS

Israel Weather
  • 20 - 34
    Beer Sheva
    22 - 29
    Tel Aviv - Yafo
  • 21 - 30
    Jerusalem
    21 - 30
    Haifa
  • 27 - 39
    Elat
    24 - 38
    Tiberias