Joao Pessoa

Simply the Best Site about João Pessoa

Paraíba Paradise

Sponsored Links

Le Petit Paradis Pousada in Joao Pessoa

Family run Guest House in a quiet residential street and close to local amenities

Thousands homeless due to heavy rains in Brazil

September 13th, 2009


Heavy rains in southern Brazil over the last few days have killed two people and forced some 19,000 people to abandon their homes, officials said.

In the state of Santa Catarina, the hardest hit by the storm, a 60-year-old woman was drowned on a highway flooded by the Ararangua River near the town of Praia Grande, according to the latest bulletin from regional officials.

In the neighboring state of Rio Grande do Sul, a man of 45 died Saturday when the Mel River overflowed its banks in the municipality of Irai and swept his car away.

The recent rains have increased the number of homeless people in Santa Catarina to some 19,000, including those hit by a wind storm that caused the deaths of four people last Monday in the town of Guaraciaba on the Argentine border.

During the last few hours, the level of several rivers has risen considerably and some have overflowed their banks, making a number of national and regional highways impassable, while isolating various towns in the southern part of the state.

Santa Catarina’s Civil Defense said that 1,200 people are isolated in eight different villages in the rural area of Turvo municipality.

The weather forecast warns that the storm will continue until Sunday, dropping as much as 150 mm of rain in southern Santa Catarina, which will increase the risk of mudslides and floods.

Earlier this week in Argentina, the same storm system pummeled several small towns in the northeastern province of Misiones, taking 11 lives.

Another 56 people were hospitalized in the province, 16 in serious condition, while the number of evacuees rose to 400, according to sources cited by the official Telam news agency.

Meanwhile Argentine President Cristina Fernandez pledged to rebuild destroyed homes and help restore the victims’ farm-based livelihoods.

According to authorities in Misiones, the powerful wind storm destroyed around 100 homes, four schools and a health clinic.

buy isoptin
buy viagra san francisco
Buy viagra cheaply
best place to buy generic viagra online
buy viagra online discount
viagra from canada
Buy viagra Mesa
buy real viagra online
Cheapest Viagra Online
Buy viagra usa
buy cheap viagra online
redtube viagra
buy viagra now
best place to buy viagra online reviews
buy discount viagra
canadian pharmacy generic viagra
viagra best buy
usa cialis
viagra best buy
buy sale viagra
cheapest viagra
buy viagra with discount