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Duration2008/03/30 As of 5 April 2008, flooding in north-eastern Brazil has killed at least 15 people and driven tens of thousands from their homes.
Country or DistrictBrazil

Headline(Source, Date)
Personal Injury Material Damage Others
PAHO 2008/04/14
-Affected people
-Evacuated people

Affected municipalities
266 of 6 states

Specific Matters

Related Links
  • PAHO 2008/04/14
    Since March 2008, the heavy rains suffered 6 states in the northeast of Brazil, causing overflow of rivers and floods. According to the official report, 452,910 people are affected and approximately 69,726 people evacuated.(Spanish)
  • Reuters AlertNet 2008/04/08
    Flooding from heavy rains that killed at least 34 people and left 190,000 homeless in Brazil\'s northeast now threatens to spread disease, authorities said on 8 April 2008.
  • BBC News 2008/04/05
    To escape the floods, some 48,500 residents have been evacuated in the states of Paraiba(14,000), Piaui(19,000), Maranhao(8,000), Pernambuco and Ceara (7,500).
Geographycal Data Information
  • NASA 2008/04/08
    Dual Satellite Images of Apodi and Piranha Rivers and Atlantic Ocean on 17 March and 6 April 2008
Emergency Relief Information
Urgent Report from Supporting Members of the Asian Disaster Reduction Center