Continuous update丨The death toll of heavy rain in Brazil's Rio state rises to 94, 35 still missing

  On February 15, local time, the Brazilian Civil Defense Department informed that the city of Petropolis in the inland mountainous area of ​​Rio state in the country suffered heavy rains that afternoon, some roads were flooded by swollen rivers, and many landslide accidents occurred. .

  At 8:02 on February 17th, Beijing time:

  Torrential rain death toll in Brazil's Rio state rises to 94, 35 still missing

  According to the news released by the municipal government of Petropolis, Rio state, Brazil, as of 20:30 local time on February 16, the death toll caused by the heavy rain in the city on the afternoon of the 15th has risen to 94, including at least 94 people. Of the 8 children, 35 are still missing.

Rescuers have successfully rescued 24 people.

There are still 400 troops in the hardest-hit neighborhood of Alto da Serra.

Authorities believe a large number of victims are still buried in the area and the death toll could rise further.

  In addition, about 400 firefighters and more than 200 teams of police, forensics, criminal experts, etc. are involved in search and rescue and other work.

The civil defense department built a ten-bed field hospital in the local area to ensure that the wounded are treated as soon as possible.

Professionals from education, health, community and other fields formed a working group to continue to help the affected people.

At least 372 people are still homeless, the Civil Defense Department said in a statement.

  Meteorological experts said that the strong convective weather led to heavy rain in a short period of time, causing the mountain to collapse, and there is still a risk of rainfall in the local area.

  At 6:41 on February 17th, Beijing time:

  Torrential rain death toll in Brazil's Rio state rises to 80, 35 still missing

  According to the news released by the municipal government of Petropolis, Rio state, Brazil, as of 19:30 local time on February 16, the death toll caused by the heavy rain in the city on the afternoon of the 15th has risen to 80, of which at least some Of the 8 children, 35 are still missing.

  Authorities believe a large number of people are still buried and the death toll is expected to rise further.

  At least 372 people are still homeless, the Civil Defense Department said in a statement.

Meteorological experts said that the strong convective weather led to heavy rain in a short period of time, causing the mountain to collapse, and there is still a risk of continuous rainfall in the local area.

  At 5:35 on February 17th, Beijing time:

  Death toll in Brazil's Rio state rises to 78

  According to the news released by the municipal government of Petropolis, Rio state, Brazil, as of 18:30 local time on February 16, the death toll caused by the heavy rain in the city on the afternoon of the 15th has risen to 78, and 377 people have been transferred to temporary rescue center.

The local civil defense department said the exact number of missing persons caused by the disaster is still unknown.

  A search and rescue team of 400 firefighters is currently working to find survivors, and another 200 police officers are involved in the rescue effort.

  At 2:49 on February 17th, Beijing time:

  Death toll in Brazil's Rio state rises to 66

  According to the news released by the municipal government of Petropolis, Rio state, Brazil, as of 15:30 local time on February 16, the death toll caused by the heavy rain in the city on the afternoon of the 15th had risen to 66, and at least 55 houses were destroyed. , 370 people were transferred to temporary relief centers.

The local civil defense department stated that the specific number of missing persons caused by the disaster is still unknown, and it is recommended that the families of the missing persons contact the surrounding police stations as soon as possible.

  In the hard-hit Upper Da Serra community in the city's southeast, mudslides caused by landslides caused varying degrees of damage to at least 80 homes.

  On the morning of the 16th, the city of Petropolis declared a state of public disaster.

Local fire, public security, road repair, health, education and other departments have organized a large number of personnel to participate in disaster relief.

  The heavy rain on the afternoon of the 15th lasted for 6 hours.

The local meteorological department said that moderate rainfall is still possible in the next few days.

  At 1:19 on February 17th, Beijing time:

  The number of victims of torrential rain in Brazil's Rio state increased to 55, and multiple departments organized manpower to carry out rescue

  According to the news released by the municipal government of Petropolis, Rio state, Brazil, as of 13:30 local time on February 16, the death toll caused by the heavy rain in the city on the afternoon of the 15th has risen to 55, and the fire department is still organizing rescues middle.

Rescue workers were unable to reach some of the affected areas as a large number of roads were still blocked by sediment.

  At present, the municipal government has set up temporary relief points in about 20 schools, football fields and public squares, and advised people living in risk areas to seek shelter in the temporary relief points.

Local fire, public security, road repair, health, education and other departments have organized a large number of personnel to participate in disaster relief.

In the hard-hit Alto da Serra neighborhood in the city's southeast, at least 80 homes were damaged to varying degrees by a landslide-induced mudslide.

  At 23:50 on February 16th, Beijing time:

  Torrential rain death toll in Brazil's Petropolis rises to 44

  According to the news released by the municipal government of Petropolis, Rio state, Brazil, as of noon on the 16th local time, the death toll caused by the heavy rain in the city on the afternoon of the 15th has risen to 44, and the fire department is still continuing to rescue.

  The local civil defense department stated that the specific number of missing persons caused by the disaster is still unknown, and it is recommended that the families of the missing persons contact the surrounding police stations as soon as possible.

The civil defense department has opened an emergency relief hotline, and citizens can call the police for help as soon as they encounter danger.

Rescue workers were unable to reach some of the affected areas as a large number of roads were still blocked by sediment.

Many local houses collapsed. At present, the municipal government has set up temporary relief points in many schools, and advised people living in risk areas to seek shelter in the temporary relief points.

  On the morning of the 16th, the city of Petropolis declared a state of public disaster.

  Beijing time at 21:22 on February 16th:

  Heavy rain in Brazil's Petropolis has killed 38 people, the city enters a state of public disaster

  On the morning of February 16, local time, the municipal government of Petropolis, Rio state, Brazil announced that the death toll caused by heavy rain in the city on the afternoon of the 15th had risen to 38. The fire department is still organizing rescues, and the specific number of missing remains. Unknown.

  On the 16th, the city declared a state of public disaster, and major hospitals urgently increased their rations to prepare for more wounded.

The Meteorological Department warned that moderate rainfall may still occur in the city on the 16th.

  The heavy rain on the afternoon of the 15th lasted for 6 hours and gradually subsided at night.

Many houses in the local slums collapsed, and many affected areas were difficult to reach because a large number of roads were blocked by sediment.

At present, the local municipal government has set up temporary relief points in many schools to help receive the affected people.

Data from the local meteorological department showed that the heavy rain lasted for 6 hours on the afternoon of the 15th, and the rainfall that day exceeded the city's average rainfall in February of previous years, reaching 259 mm.

  Beijing time at 12:06 on February 16:

  Torrential rainfall in Brazil's Petropolis exceeds the total in February of previous years, the death toll rises to 18

  On the evening of February 15, local time, the Brazilian Civil Protection Department announced that the death toll caused by heavy rain in the city of Petropolis, Rio state, had risen to 18 in the afternoon.

The torrential rain lasted for 6 hours and is now gradually weakening.

  The floods caused by the heavy rain washed away many cars in the urban area and destroyed many road guardrails.

Torrential rains caused at least 95 torrents and 80 landslides across the city, according to official announcements, and a state of disaster has been declared in the city's downtown area.

Data from the local meteorological department showed that the rainstorm that lasted for 6 hours on the afternoon of the 15th even exceeded the city's accumulated rainfall in February of previous years, reaching 259 mm.

  The southeastern region of Brazil is in the rainy season, and there have been frequent floods caused by heavy rains in many places recently.

Climate change has led to extremes in Brazil's hydrological seasons in recent years, with longer dry seasons and shorter and more concentrated rainy seasons.

  At 8:23 on February 16th, Beijing time:

  Torrential rain in a city in the state of Rio, Brazil, causes floods, and hydrological seasonal changes are becoming more extreme

  On February 15, local time, the Brazilian Civil Defense Department reported that the heavy rain in the city of Petropolis in the state of Rio in the country that afternoon caused torrents in many parts of the city, cars were dragged away by the flood water, and road guardrails were washed away.

According to the notice of the local fire department, as of 20:00 that day, one person was killed and three people were trapped due to the collapse of the building.

At present, there are 46 disaster-stricken points in the city, and 120 firefighters are participating in the rescue, but some areas are still difficult to reach due to limited conditions.

  The southeastern region of Brazil is in the rainy season, and there have been frequent floods caused by heavy rains in many places recently.

Local time on February 13, heavy rains that hit the eastern coastal state of Espirito Santo left 51 people homeless and destroyed more than 10 homes. Eight cities in the state issued a medium-risk warning for landslides.

  Climate change has led to increasingly extreme hydrological seasons in Brazil in recent years. The dry season lasts longer, and the rainy season is short and concentrated, which is prone to flooding.

Brazil's southeastern coast experienced the worst drought in a century from August to September last year, but the region has seen frequent floods in recent months.

The city of Petropolis, which was hit by heavy rain on the afternoon of the 15th, also belongs to the southeastern coastal city of Brazil.

(Headquarters reporter Yan Shu)

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