Metropolis streets have been flooded by downpours, whereas landslides additionally resulted in fatalities.
President Jair Bolsonaro, who’s touring to Russia, stated on Twitter he had requested ministers to assist the town and the victims of the storm. Rio de Janeiro’s Governor Claudio Castro went to Petropolis on Tuesday night time.
“We’re in Petropolis articulating all the assistance wanted at the moment,” Castro wrote on his Twitter account, including in a video assertion that he would solely go away the town when the response to the catastrophe had been organized.
From Moscow, the place he’ll meet Russian President Vladimir Putin on Wednesday, Bolsonaro stated he had spoken with the regional improvement minister Rogerio Marinho and economic system minister Paulo Guedes to safe help to the town.
Since December, heavy rains have triggered lethal floods and landslides in northeast Brazil and Sao Paulo state, threatened to delay harvests within the midwest and briefly compelled the suspension of mining operations within the state of Minas Gerais.