Federal government recognizes emergency situation in cities affected by rains

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The federal government recognized, this Monday (4), the emergency situation in 15 cities in Alagoas, Amazonas, Bahia, Pernambuco, Rio Grande do Norte and Santa Catarina.

The recognition was published in the Official Gazette (DOU), in an ordinance of the National Secretariat for Civil Defense and Protection, linked to the Ministry of Regional Development.

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Although most of the decrees were motivated by heavy rains and their consequences, such as floods and landslides, there are three cities in an emergency situation because of drought.

They are Canudos and Curaçá, in Bahia, and Caicó, in Rio Grande do Norte.

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All the Amazonian cities of the ordinance indicated that the emergency situation is motivated by floods: Anamã, Autazes, Benjamin Constant, Jutaí, Parintins, Tefé and Urucurituba.

In Alagoas, which has already recorded at least two deaths, the city of Teotônio Vilela had the emergency situation recognized because of the intense rains.

The cities of Quipapá, in Pernambuco, and Iomerê, in Santa Catarina, claimed the same reason.

There are also the Santa Catarina cities of Braço do Norte, which claimed the floods, and Braço do Trombudo, which cites landslides as the reason for the emergency.

Source: CNN Brasil

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