Heavy rains in the Brazilian state of Sao Paulo have killed at least 19 people

2022-04-27 0 By

Xinhua News Agency, Sao Paulo, January 30 (Reporter Chen Haoquan)At least 19 people have been killed and 500 homes evacuated in floods and landslides triggered by torrential rains that have hit parts of Brazil’s Sao Paulo state since Saturday, civil protection authorities said Monday.The fire department of Sao Paulo state confirmed that 11 adults and seven children were killed in torrential rain from Saturday night to early Sunday morning.The governor of Sao Paulo state, Joao Doria, visited the affected areas on Wednesday to comfort families and announced that the state government would spend 15 million reais (us $2.79 million) on resettlement and post-disaster reconstruction.Sao Paulo state government announced the same day, has been set up by the fire department, military police and civil defense departments of the joint task force to take charge of the flood relief.Brazil’s meteorological agency issued a high risk of continuous heavy rainfall early Wednesday for Sao Paulo state, which is expected to see more than 60 millimeters of rain per hour or more than 100 millimeters of rain per day on Wednesday and Sunday, threatening flooding and landslides.(after)