Brazil — As the state’s largest natural disaster exercise unfolded Tuesday, the response tested the capabilities of emergency responders throughout the Wabash Valley.
Torrents of flood water devastated towns and villages in northeastern Brazil, killing at least 38 people and leaving more than 600 missing and more than 50,000 without shelter.
Torrential rains caused floods and landslides that killed at least 31 people in Rio de Janeiro state, shutting down transport and commerce.
The agreement for the establishment of the Centre for Space Science and Technology Education for Latin America and the Caribbean (CRECTEALC) was signed by the governments of Mexico and Brazil in 19
Countries of the Americas reported a total of 146,006 cases of dengue, out of which 2,706 were severe dengue. A total of 79 deaths have been reported, with a Regional fatality rate of 2.9%.
Heavy rains have affected more than 680,000 people in Espirito Santo, southeastern Brazil. 4,500 people have been evacuated and 112,300 houses have suffered damages.
Severe flooding has hit Brazil's perennially drought-stricken northeast, killing 15 people and leaving 70,000 others homeless.
Since the beginning of 2009 the Brazil is experiencing dengue outbreaks. Several cases of dengue are registred in the states of Acre, Roraima, Espiritu Santo, Amap?, Bah?a and Minas Gerais.
Source : Emdat
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