Brazil Prepares for More Devastation as Record Flooding Continues | Floods Update

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Floods and mudslides in Brazil’s Rio Grande do Sul state have caused the death toll to reach 56, displacing tens of thousands of people. The government has warned that the situation may worsen as rising water levels strain dams and threaten the city of Porto Alegre. The flooding, which began on Monday, has affected at least 265 municipalities, injuring 74 people, displacing over 24,000, and damaging property for 350,000 residents. Residents are cut off from the world without electricity or phone access, and some have been forced to abandon their livestock. With no end in sight to the rainfall, there is a risk of dams collapsing, leading to a new emergency situation. The federal government and local volunteers are working together to provide aid and assistance to those affected by the disaster. Climatologists believe that a combination of global warming and the El Nino weather phenomenon have intensified the extreme weather events in the region.

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