Two dams have damaged in northeastern Brazil, threatening worse flooding in a rain-drenched area that has already seen hundreds compelled to flee their properties
BRASILIA, Brazil — Two dams broke Sunday in northeastern Brazil, threatening worse flooding in a rain-drenched area that has already seen hundreds compelled to flee their properties.
Town governments of Jussiape and Itambe posted warnings on social media urging individuals to hunt security.
“A dam with a excessive quantity of water has damaged and a robust flash flood is predicted to have an effect on the municipality of Itambe in a couple of moments. All residents ought to evacuate from the banks of the river Verruga urgently,” mentioned town message posted on Instagram.
The Bahia state authorities’s press workplace mentioned heavy rains have precipitated floods which have killed 18 individuals and affected at the least 50 cities since early November. It mentioned greater than 16.000 persons are homeless, 19,500 displaced and two individuals lacking on account of the flooding.
“At this primary second we’re performing to avoid wasting individuals, to get individuals off the highest of their homes, out of isolation, with boats, Bahia Gov. Rui Costa mentioned throughout a go to to an affected space Sunday. He mentioned officers had been making an attempt to distribute meals, mattresses and heat clothes.