Tag Archives: Brazil Floods 2011

727 Dead in Brazil Floods

RIO DE JANEIRO (Reuters) – At least 207 people are still missing after Brazil’s worst landslides in decades, authorities said on Wednesday, as the death toll from the disaster in a scenic mountain region rose steadily to 727. The list

Brazil Flood Toll Still Rising

ITAIPAVA, Brazil (AFP) – The death toll from devastating floods and landslides in Brazil rose Monday to 655, as the military stepped up efforts to reach isolated communities near Rio by helicopter. More than 1,500 emergency personnel, including from the

Brazil Mourns 100’s of Flood Victims

Brazil has declared three days of national mourning for at least 610 people killed near Rio de Janeiro this week in the country’s worst flood disaster on record. Emergency workers in the disaster zone, in the Serrana region just north

Brazil Floods: Mass Grave Prepared

Teresopolis. As night fell, barefoot volunteers dragged a generator and stadium lights into a town cemetery, where nearly 200 freshly dug graves lay open like wounds in the red clay soil, waiting for the hundreds killed by torrential rains. Funerals

Brazil: 500 Dead More Rain to Come

NOVA FRIBURGO, Brazil (AFP) – Brazilians braced for more rains Friday fearing further catastrophic landslides, after walls of muddy water claimed over 500 lives in was reported to be the country’s worst-ever flood disaster. As rescue teams and residents combed

Brazil Flood Deaths Rise To 432

At least 432 people have died and dozens are missing after floods and landslides swept through mountain towns in southeastern Brazil. Many homes were washed away as torrents of water and mud rushed down hillsides.

Brazil Floods & Mudslides Kill 160

RIO DE JANEIRO (Reuters) – Floods and landslides devastated mountain towns near Rio de Janeiro, killing 147 people and bringing the death toll on Wednesday from heavy rains in southern Brazil to at least 160. At least 122 people were

Brazil Floods And Mudslides Kill 13

SAO PAULO – Brazilian authorities say heavy rains have triggered mudslides and floods in southeastern Brazil, killing at least 13 people. Sao Paulo state civil defense officials say 11 people died when their houses collapsed because of mudslides and two

Floods Kill at Least 35 in Brazil

Heavy flooding has killed at least 35 people and forced more than 30,000 out of their homes across Brazil, officials say. Officials in the city of Jundiai said four people from the same family, including two girls, died when their