Petrópolis has warning warning because of rain

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The Civil Defense Department of Petrópolis, in the mountainous region of Rio, issued this Sunday (20), by SMS and app, warning notices about the forecast of moderate to heavy rain, with intense winds from this afternoon. The city is still recovering from the storm on February 15 that caused the death of 233 people, which according to the Civil Police’s Technical and Scientific team, are 138 women and 95 men and 44 minors.

According to the municipal Civil Defense, most of the occurrences that affected areas in more than 40 locations were due to landslides, totaling more than 5,200 cases. The Fire Department continues with the work of searching for a victim in Morro da Oficina and another three in the Quitandinha River.


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According to the Civil Defense, the change in weather conditions in the Imperial City, as it is known, is due to the passage of a cold front through the Southeast of the country, causing instability. The rain that should start to fall this afternoon may continue throughout the night, with the possibility of extending until Monday (21), when it begins to lose intensity in the afternoon. Civil Defense operational teams act on standby to respond to possible occurrences

“The secretariat’s monitoring teams continue to monitor the weather, which points to a reduction in accumulated rainfall for the city in the period, however, a volume of around 60 millimeters is still indicated. Given that this is still a high rate for the municipality, the Civil Defense advises the population to be aware of the alerts and warnings that may still be issued in the period. If the possibility of heavy rain is identified, the sirens will also be activated”, he informed.

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In case of an emergency, the recommendation is to call the numbers 193 of the Fire Department or 199 of the Civil Defense. Residents of risk areas should move to safe places. “The Civil Defense has 19 support points structured in the localities to welcome the population that needs to leave their homes”, he added.

The population can follow the weather forecast and receive alerts by SMS. For this you only need to register the CEP, sending a text message to the number 40199. The forecasts can also be monitored by an application with access.

Source: CNN Brasil

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