The worst rain in Rio de Janeiro’s history took 95 lives yesterday. In less than 24 hours, the city saw 11 inches (29 cm) of rainfall and more is expected to come. Thousands of drivers were stranded overnight on roads blocked by the rising water. Landslides cut through roads and destroyed shantytowns. Homes of wood and concrete were torn apart and sent floating downhill. And at least 10,000 homes are still extremely vulnerable to damages from mudslides. Mayor Eduardo Paes called for all workers to stay home and closed all schools. He also added: “It is not advisable for people…
- Greenfudge.org on Facebook
FUNDRAISINGWe are currently fundraising to start our first real-live nature conservation project. Even $1 can be a big help!
Add your green newsYou must be logged in to submit a story
Tip of the Day
Home/Posts Tagged ‘44 hospitalized’