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Video: fish swim in flooded streets of Canoas (RS)

The city of Canoas, in the metropolitan region of Porto Alegre, continues to face the impacts of the heavy rains that hit Rio Grande do Sul. Even in areas where the water had already receded, new flooding has formed in recent days.

The reporting team at CNN recorded an unusual scene: fish swimming through the city's flooded streets. The incident occurred during coverage of the impacts of flooding in the region.

Consequences of rain in the city

The city of Canoas has 21,294 people in shelters, due to the floods that hit Rio Grande do Sul — this corresponds to almost 27% of all the more than 79 thousand people in shelters in the state, according to data from the Secretariat of Social Development of Rio Grande do Sul. Rio Grande do Sul based on Civil Defense.

The municipality has the largest number of homeless people among the 94 cities.

Increase in dengue cases

Major João Luiz, responsible for the Brazilian Air Force (FAB) field hospital in Canoas, warns of the significant increase in the number of dengue cases in the city. According to him, the situation is worsened by stagnant water in several neighborhoods. See the video above.

Source: CNN Brasil

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