Authorities in Bahia issue new warnings after rains

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The city of Itambé, municipality in the south of Bahia, warned about the collapse of a dam this Saturday night (25), due to heavy rains in the region, and said that a strong flood should hit areas of the city.

The municipal administration also asked that all people leave the banks of the verruga river.

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In Salvador, the Municipal Civil Defense (Codesal) triggered sirens in two risky places due to the rains this Saturday night, around 9 pm: Bosque Real, in the Sete de Abril district, and Moscow, in the Castelo Branco district.

According to a statement, this protocol was triggered due to the recording of more than 150mm in the last 72 hours in these locations, considered “maximum alert”.

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Codesal teams and the departments of Social Promotion, Sport and Fight against Poverty (Always) and Education (Smed) were deployed to the locations to help residents leave their homes at risk. At least four people are being assisted at the shelter set up at the Castelo Branco Municipal School.

The city of Salvador said that the situation at the moment is of high alert, and that the rains should continue with light to moderate intensity until the end of this Sunday (26).

The municipal administration also said that the rain registered this month, in Salvador, already has a volume six times greater than expected for the entire month. Rainfall has already reached 355.8mm in the city, according to the meteorological station in Ondina, against the expected volume of 58.1mm.

Reference: CNN Brasil

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