Canada Brazil: massive floods in the state of Bahia, water and electricity cut

16:45  26 december  2021
16:45  26 december  2021 Source:   rfi.fr

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Des inondations à Itamaraju, dans le sud de l'État de Bahia au Brésil, en décembre 2021. © Isac Nobrega Brazilian Presidency / AFP / file Floods in Itamaraju, in the southern state of Bahia in Brazil, in December 2021.

The state of Bahia has been experiencing very large rains since November. A tropical storm, Friday, December 24, plunged 66 municipalities in absolute emergency. Relief is organized, but the situation remains complex.

Houses, Markets, Roads and Bridges: In part of the state of Bahia, everything is under water. Since the beginning of November, rains of exceptional intensity have fallen on this region of Brazil, causing the death of 17 people.

But in this Christmas weekend, it is the arrival of a tropical storm that was the meteorological event of too much. In the city of Salvador, the capital of the state, 250 mm of rain fell in the only day of Friday, five times more than the average for the whole month of December.

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sixty-six municipalities are now "in absolute emergency", said the governor of Bahia. The federal government and neighboring states send helicopters, boats and personal staff to evacuate the inhabitants in distress.

The temporary accommodations must be organized for those who have lost everything in the waves. The electricity grid has been destroyed, and there is no drinking water.

But emergency operations are complex. Several municipalities of Bahia remain inaccessible for the moment. And meteorologists plan for new rainfall for this Sunday.

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