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Federal Revenue makes drones available to search for missing people in RS

Federal Revenue drones can be used to carry out surveys and search for missing people in areas hit by floods in Rio Grande do Sul after the extratropical cyclone passed through the state last week.

The agency made the equipment available during the visit to the region by the acting president, Geraldo Alckmin (PSB), this Sunday (10).

VIDEO – Alckmin and ministers visit cities in RS

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The Regional Superintendent of the Federal Revenue, Altemir Linhares, highlighted that the Matrix drones, which were recently acquired, and the servers that operate them will be able to work in support of state authorities.

Trucks and drivers were also made available to help with logistics and reconstruction in the affected municipalities.

Products seized for affected families

Last Friday (8), the IRS made available around R$6 million in seized products to affected families.

There are around 30 thousand pieces of clothing, footwear, hygiene items, bed and bath items.

The items came from seizures carried out in recent months in the three southern Brazilian states and will begin to be delivered in the coming days.

R$741 million in federal resources

Geraldo Alckmin announced that the federal government will allocate R$741 million in resources to the regions affected by the rains caused by the passage of an extratropical cyclone in Rio Grande do Sul.

This Sunday, the Civil Defense of Rio Grande do Sul reported that the number of deaths rose to 43 after the heavy rains that hit the southern region of the country in recent days.

The acting president flew over the municipalities of Vale do Taquari, the area that concentrated the greatest damage, and stated that the natural disaster that hit Rio Grande do Sul will be the government’s top priority at the request of President Luiz Inácio Lula da Silva (PT).

“President Lula guided us to [dar] absolute priority, top priority in this partnership with the population and the region”, mentioned Alckmin.

The vice-president was accompanied on the trip by an inter-ministerial team and the state governor, Eduardo Leite (PSDB). See the list of ministers who traveled to the state:

  • Nísia Trindade, Minister of Health;
  • Marina Silva, Minister of Environment and Climate Change;
  • Paulo Pimenta, chief minister of the Secretariat of Social Communication;
  • José Múcio Monteiro, Ministry of Defense;
  • Wellington Dias, Minister of Development and Social Assistance, Family and Fight Against Hunger;
  • Waldez Góes, minister of Integration and Regional Development;
  • Paulo Teixeira, minister of Agrarian Development and Family Farming;
  • Jader Filho, Minister of Cities.

The ministry that will allocate the most resources to the affected areas is that of Cities, which will pay for the construction of housing in the region with R$195 million. Next comes Integration, which will spend R$185 million to provide humanitarian aid and help with the reconstruction of municipalities affected by the rains.

Among other actions, the government also talked about rebuilding basic health units (UBS), redoing a BR-116 bridge over the Rio das Antas and releasing aid of R$800 per person, in two installments of R$400, for the affected municipalities.

Alckmin also announced that the Social Communication department, together with Telebrás, worked to reestablish telephony in the region, transferring 13 satellite terminals.

The state still has 3,798 homeless people, in addition to 11,642 displaced people. Around 150,341 people were affected by the disaster.

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.

See also: Rains in the South: measures that can be taken to minimize the tragedy

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Source: CNN Brasil

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