December 22, 1989 |
Two weeks of pounding rains in northern Brazil have killed 32 people and left thousands homeless, civil defense officials said Thursday.
February 12, 1988
A mudslide buried a hillside home and killed a Brazilian family of five in the resort city of Petropolis, 40 miles north of Rio de Janeiro. Torrential rain also hit low-lying slums north of Rio de Janeiro, where 7 million people live. Rivers overflowed, turning whole regions into lakes. Nine days of heavy rains and flooding have left 187 dea1679843694vaccinated people against feared outbreaks of typhoid, tetanus and hepatitis. Police patrolled vacated areas after reports of looting.
March 21, 1991 |
At least 15 people were killed and more than 100 lost their homes Wednesday in flash floods and torrential rain that caused chaos in Brazil's largest city, police said.
February 8, 1990 |
Heavy tropical rains are stalling a government effort to relocate thousands of gold prospectors who have illegally invaded tribal lands of Brazil's Yanomami Indians and endangered their pristine society, a Justice Ministry spokesman said Wednesday. A gold rush that began in 1987 has lured the prospectors to large areas of Yanomami land, exposing the previously isolated Indians to diseases and disrupting their traditional means of livelihood.
February 21, 1988 |
A savage rainstorm lashed this Brazilian city Saturday, unleashing floods and rockslides that have left at least 70 people dead, rescue officials said. As many as 95 others were feared dead after an avalanche of mud and boulders crashed into a hospital in one neighborhood. Officials said at least 1,000 people were hurt and 3,150 were left homeless by the storm, which began Friday.
December 26, 2001 |
Heavy rains that battered Rio de Janeiro state in recent days have killed more than 45 people and driven 2,000 from their homes, the state Civil Defense Department said Tuesday. The number of victims is expected to climb as rescue workers struggle to find as many as 48 people still missing in Petropolis, a popular weekend retreat about an hour's drive from the city of Rio de Janeiro. Petropolis was the worst-hit area of Rio de Janeiro state.