The number of cities that have declared emergency mode due to incessant rain and storms in the southern Brazilian state of Rio Grande do Sul, has grown to 127, said Thursday the local office of civil defense.
Earlier it was reported on 66 localities in which introduced a state of emergency.
From mid-November in the region continue to showers. With a difference of a few days in the state have fallen for four hurricane force winds in some places reached 132 km / h. As a result, thousands of trees were knocked down and a few pylons power lines, tore roofs off houses.
Passage cyclone is accompanied by strong precipitation. Estimated service GO, about 16,000 houses completely destroyed or severely damaged by the elements. More than 20 thousand people homeless. They are housed in temporary accommodation centers and can not return to their homes flooded with water. Eight people were killed.
Groups of GO are distributing food, drinking water, essential goods and warm clothes.
Source — RIA Novosti.