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    Posted June 12, 2014 by
    Mafra - SC, Brazil
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    Severe weather

    Floods in south Brazil

    On Monday, Jaragua do Sul dawned marked by shades of brown, sign left by the waters that flooded at least 130 points in the city between Saturday and Sunday. In the streets, the sludge was withdrawn gradually, both by population and by trucks contracted by the City to do the cleaning.

    With an accumulated rainfall of 372 millimeters, Jaragua was one of the cities most affected by the flood. Municipal Civil Defense estimates indicate that 70 million people were affected.

    Two days after the rains cease in north Santa Catarina, Mafra, the Northern Plateau State, following still in critical condition due to the overflow of the Rio Negro, which went from 13 feet above the normal level. On the evening of Tuesday (10), the good news was that the waters stopped rising with the level stabilizing, as measured Civil Defense of the municipality.

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    Neighborhoods Railway Village and Village Argentina are the most affected by the floods
    A concern, however, persists. About 500 people were in public shelters and more than a thousand who remain displaced from their homes were. The emergency was also declared Sunday (8). In the second (9), the municipality recorded the first death due to floods in the state. While some nurseries have returned to work and others are scheduled to return on Wednesday (11), in most schools only classes will resume next week.

    This is already considered the third biggest flood in the history of Mafra. The damage, however, are comparable to the floods recorded in 1983, when the Black River peaked at 14.57 meters above normal and caused destruction in most neighborhoods. In 1992, the city suffered another major flood. The Black River reached 14.42 meters and more than eight thousand people were left homeless.

    On Tuesday afternoon, the governor met with the mayors of ten counties in the region of Mafra, in the prefecture of Canoinhas to assess the damage with the rains and discuss the care of the population. The cities affected in the Northern Plateau, between Canoinhas, Bela Vista do Toldo, Irineópolis, Major Vieira, Port Union, Three Bars, Papanduva, Castle Hill, Itaiópolis and Mafra, will receive part of the $ 5 million emergency funds for the State.

    6600 affected in Little Black River

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    Little Black River Center continues underwater

    In Little Black River, which also received a visit from the governor, over 300mm of rain forced over 6600 people to flee their homes, of which 109 are sheltering in schools. In the city, 900 are affected houses and 616 shops and 14 industries who also suffered the impact of the flood. The survey is still preliminary.

    "We expect lower the water level so that we can get an idea of ​​the damage that was caused, both in urban as in rural areas. The expectation is that the waters downloading the next five days. Our first action was to take care of people. Now our Civil Defence along with the State Civil Defense is doing surveys to assist in the recovery and rebuilding our city, "said Mayor Alcides Grohskopf.

    Loss of almost £ 67 million

    In Corupá city that received the highest amount of rain during the weekend (462mm), the City has estimated a loss of at least $ 66.8 million, an amount entered in the documentation sent to the Civil Defense of Santa Catarina and necessary for reconstruction work. The municipality had affected services in the areas of health, water supply, power supply, transportation, education and garbage collection.

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    Monte Castelo, only trucks can pass the BR-116, where there are still points of flooding

    The municipal government is estimated that nearly 14 thousand residents of the city were affected by the flood, to a lesser or greater degree. 457 people were displaced and seven who had to stay in public shelters. Most have already returned home or are temporarily living with relatives. In an atmosphere of cleanliness, the municipality still with the Bridge Street Robert Seidel banned due to disruption at the bedside.
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