Vehicles that were carried away in flash floods after heavy rains lay in a creek in the Realengo neighborhood of Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, Monday, March 2, 2020. The water flooded the streets and entered homes of residents, with at least 4 deaths reported. (AP Photo/Silvia Izquierdo)
Vehicles that were carried away in flash floods after heavy rains lay in a creek in the Realengo neighborhood of Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, Monday, March 2, 2020. The water flooded the streets and entered homes of residents, with at least 4 deaths reported. (AP Photo/Silvia Izquierdo)

11 dead, 2 missing after heavy rainfall in Brazil's Sao Paulo state

By DPA Time of article published Mar 3, 2020

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World-  Eleven people have been killed and two others are missing in unusually heavy rainfall in Brazil's southern coastal region of Baixada Santista, the state civil defence service said Tuesday.

Some 200 people have had to leave their homes in the coastal town of Guaruja, Sao Paulo state's civil defence service said in a statement, adding that 4.6 tons of humanitarian aid materials including mattresses, blankets, food and clean water had been provided.

Rainfall in the region over the past 24 hours has exceeded the amount forecast for the entire month of March, local media reported.

The period from December to April is generally the wettest across southern Brazil. Dozens of people have died in flooding and landslides since the beginning of the year.

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