on March 22. Heavy rains have washed away roads and cut off from the outside world seven cities in the Northern Brazilian state of pará, said on Thursday the local Civil defense.
According to the Agency, ongoing since the beginning of the week, the rains have washed away roads one of the main transport arteries of the region — Transamazonica highway. Local rivers were overflowing, 350 families were forced to leave water from flooded houses. Reports no casualties were reported, said the service.
According to meteorologists, the rainy season in the Brazilian Amazon is just beginning, and with the onset of winter in the southern hemisphere in June of this year we should expect further strengthening of rainfall.