Manaus will receive almost R$ 1 million from the Federal Government after heavy rains

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The Federal Government authorized the transfer of R$ 979 thousand to Manaus. The amount will be used for actions to combat the impacts caused by the heavy rains in the Amazonian capital, to help victims and carry out works to prevent further tragedies.

According to the ordinance of the Ministry of Integration and Regional Development, published this Friday (17) in the Official Gazette, 30 days after the end of the emergency situation, the Manaus City Hall will need to account for the resources sent by the Federal Government the city.

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The landslide caused by heavy rain last Sunday (12) in the eastern part of the capital left 8 people dead, including 4 children. At least 11 houses were buried.

According to Manaus City Hall, 130 residences were banned and many had to be demolished. Families were initially sheltered in a school but have already started to be taken to new addresses.

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According to the Civil Defense of the Municipality, the area where the landslide occurred was visited by technicians from the agency and the Secretariat for the Environment (Semmas) in the second half of last year, and at the time there was no occupation at the bottom of the ravine. .

For this reason, the location was not included in the mapping of areas of imminent risk. At the time, the classification was risk 2, that is, it offered some danger, but not immediately and not with great impact.

Source: CNN Brasil

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