Details of Disaster Information


Brazil : Heavy rain : 2003/12/15-
GLIDE: FL-2003-000579-BRA  DRR & Disaster Information

Duration 2003/12/15-
Country
   or
District
Brazil
Name Heavy rain
Outline Unusually heavy rainfall across large parts of Brazil has left 161 people dead and 230,000 have been forced to leave their homes. The floods began in mid-December.

Summary
Human Impact Physical Impact Others

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Report/Articles
  • Reuters Alertnet 2004/02/13
    The death toll from devastating rains that have drenched Brazil for weeks has risen to 161 people, while 230,000 have been forced to leave their homes, the government said on Friday.
  • BBC news 2004/02/05
    At least 91 people have died and up to 117,000 have been forced out of their homes in the poor north-eastern states of Pernambuco, Bahia and Piaui.
  • Bloomberg.com 2004/02/04
    Brazilian Floods Kill 84 People, Destroy Homes, Crops, and forcing more than 63,000 people from their homes, according to the government.
  • Reuters Alertnet 2004/02/03
    Brazil floods leave 40,000 homeless, kill 84
  • Reuters Alertnet 2004/01/30
    Torrential rains kill 66 in Brazil