The governor of Rio Grande do Sul, Eduardo Leite (PSDB), reported, this Saturday (19), that two people died when a house collapsed in the city of Gramado after the heavy rains that hit the state.
Leite lamented the deaths and stated that he is “working to ensure everyone’s safety”.
“We reinforce the warning to the population in risk areas to leave these places and seek shelters indicated by city halls”, he wrote in a post made on X (Twitter).
Leite also reported that, in total, 38 municipalities in Rio Grande do Sul reported events caused by rain. “More than 31 thousand people were affected and 399 homeless people and 1,665 displaced people were also recorded”, added the governor.
The concepts of homeless and homeless are different. A homeless person is someone who has lost their home and is in a public shelter. The homeless person had to leave their home — not necessarily lose it — and is not in shelters, but rather in the home of a relative, friend or acquaintance, for example.
According to the toucan, the municipalities that requested humanitarian aid are already being assisted by the Civil Defense of Rio Grande do Sul.
We had confirmation of two deaths due to a house collapse in Gramado. I deeply regret that our State is once again recording deaths due to climate events. We are appalled by this fatality and are working to ensure everyone’s safety.
— Eduardo Leite (@EduardoLeite_) November 19, 2023
Evacuation in the Taquari Valley
Earlier, Eduardo Leite had already asked residents of the Vale do Taquari region to leave their homes and look for safe places to take shelter.
Approximately two months after the passage of a cyclone, Vale do Taquari, in Rio Grande do Sul, is once again affected by storms and floods. This Saturday, the Taquari River overflowed its banks, causing flooding in the streets of cities in the region.
The video was published shortly after the state’s Civil Defense issued an alert about the level of the Rio das Antas and the risk to cities near the Castro Alves hydroelectric dam.
According to the governor, there is a possibility that the population of the affected region “will experience an episode similar to that experienced in September”. He made the reservation that the greatest risk at this moment is in relation to the increase in river levels and not the floods.
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Source: CNN Brasil
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