torrents of water flooded streets down, swept away cars and tore out trees. The Brazilian city of Rio de Janeiro since Monday evening from severe storms. At least ten people were killed. Among the dead<, according to the newspaper O Globo is also a child who was sitting with his grandmother in a Taxi, as a mud avalanche buried./p>
In the heavy rain cases, it should be the most severe storm for more than 20 years in Rio de Janeiro. Within four hours of rain fell on Monday night 153 millimeters, officials said. This is more than falls, on average, in the whole of April. On Tuesday night, the precipitation let up a little. Mayor Marcelo Crivella said the city is still in crisis mode, with the levels highest of three alarms.
rescue workers are required to Wear the and are looking for Survivors of the mudslides.(photo: REUTERS)
schools were closed and the population called, to avoid unnecessary travel until further notice. Particularly difficult, in particular, the area it hit to the Botanical garden. There is 231 millimeters of precipitation fell within 24 hours. The local TV firefighters waded through knee-high water and a boat with children moved in, they had rescued from a school bus in a flooded street.
sirens sounded in 20 districts, to warn people. Residents of the Favela Babilonia values, however, complained that they had not been warned. The Favela is located on a slope. By a mud avalanche, two of the women died there, according to the fire Department. Mayor Crivella was that the city had not been sufficiently prepared for the flood. In Babilonia and that there had been no Alarm, because the required water level has not been achieved. The border should be recognised in the future. Just two months ago correction: an earlier Version of this message, we are in Rio de Janeiro have mistakenly referred to as the capital of Brazil. This is, of course, Brasilia.
correction: an earlier Version of this message, we are in Rio de Janeiro have mistakenly referred to as the capital of Brazil. This is, of course, Brasilia.