While parts of the US are experiencing record snow storms, Brazil has had problems with floods and high heat. This past Monday and Tuesday 32 elderly people died here in Santos because of the heat. On Monday it was 39 Deg. C (102 Deg. F), which is well above normal. Here is a link to a news story: The Statesman. It is supposed to be very hot again this coming weekend., with temps of up to 98 Deg. F forecast. Saturday is the beginning of Carnaval in Brazil, which lasts through Tuesday.