Brazil floods

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With Break in Rain, Brazil Airlifts Aid to Mudslide Victims

But survivors largely left to own devices

(Newser) - A break in near-constant rain today allowed Brazilian rescue helicopters to deliver desperately needed food and water to neighborhoods buried under tons of earth in mudslides that have killed more than 600. Rain clouds lifted, allowing about a dozen helicopters to buzz around the craggy peaks of the emerald-green mountains... More »

More Than 500 Dead in Brazil Landslides, Floods

And the rain that caused them hasn't stopped

(Newser) - Torrential rains continued to pour down on Brazil’s Serrana region today, fueling floods and mudslides that have now killed at least 529 people—a total that’s expected to rise, as rescuers continue to uncover new bodies. “The rain did not stop at dawn and is continuing in... More »

Death Toll in Brazil Landslides Nears 400

Thousands of homes were washed away north of Rio

(Newser) - The death toll from Brazil's mudslides in the mountain towns north of Rio rose to 381 today, reports AP . That figure is expected to rise still more as the hunt for survivors continues. The landslides, triggered by torrential rains, buried many victims as they slept. Click here to read about... More »

Heavy Rains Kill Hundreds in Brazil

270 die as landslides hit Rio de Janeiro state

(Newser) - Floods and landslides triggered by heavy rains have killed at least 270 people in southern Brazil, and the death toll is expected to rise significantly. Many families were buried as they slept in their mountain town homes near Rio de Janeiro after hillsides collapsed, Reuters reports. "There was no... More »

Hundreds Missing After Brazil Floods

Entire villages washed away in country's northeast

(Newser) - Dozens of people are dead and at least 600 are missing after heavy rains triggered floods and mudslides in northeastern Brazil. The floods have washed away entire villages in the states of Alagoas and Pernambuco, leaving around 100,000 people homeless, the BBC reports. "We are praying for the... More »

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