The heavy rains that hit Rio Grande do Sul left the city of São Jerônimo, about 70 kilometers from the capital Porto Alegre, underwater this Monday (20).
The city is on the banks of the Jacuí River, which has overflowed its banks. Aerial images taken by Civil Defense show houses and cars covered by water.
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Due to the floods, São Jerônimo city hall declared an emergency situation. According to the municipal administration, it was the second natural disaster to affect the municipality in three months.
Through social media, the city hall reported that it needs donations of non-perishable food, cleaning products, blankets and mattresses, personal hygiene products and clothes and shoes for adults, children and babies.
According to the government of Rio Grande do Sul, the recent storms that hit the state left four people dead. As of early Monday evening, 158 municipalities had been affected. There are 13,264 homeless and 3,737 homeless.
Santa Catarina also suffers the consequences of the rain. There are 71 municipalities in an emergency situation, with 11 of them in a state of public calamity. Three people died due to the rains in the state, two in Taió and one in Palmitos, in addition to a missing man in Praia Grande. Nearly 6,000 people are homeless in the state.
The tendency, both for Rio Grande do Sul and Santa Catarina, is for the rain to respite, easing the situation a little in the southern states.
(Published by Fábio Munhoz)
Source: CNN Brasil
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