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Brazil: Hundreds stranded in flooded areas of Santa Catarina

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Brazil: Hundreds stranded in flooded areas of Santa Catarina

The heavy rains of the last few hours have caused devastating floods in southern Brazil, where rescuers rushed to the state of Santa Catarina to evacuate hundreds of residents trapped in their homes.

In a video from the Civil Protection of the state, rescue operations with helicopters are recorded, since many houses remain “submerged» on muddy days. More of 880 residents have been safely evacuated from the flooded areaslocal authorities said.

Its officials Santa Catarina appealed to residents to avoid road travel, as several areas were declared a state of emergency.

The floods at this time it is a common phenomenon in Brazil and they are responsible for major disasters in recent years. Last February, 94 people were killed in landslides triggered by heavy rains in Petropolis, near Rio de Janeiro.

Source: News Beast

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