January 26, 2011

Update on Floods

There are still more than 500 people missing 15 days after the flooding and landslides started in the mountain region an hour from Rio de Janeiro. To date 832 people lost their lives in the tragedy, and that number is expected to continue rising, and over 20,000 people either lost their homes or have had to evacuate. From the pictures you can see that many homes are built in unsafe areas on or near large hills or mountains, and when it rains hard there are many problems.

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