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Brazil: Landslide: 2000/08 Country Information on DRR

Period 2000/08
Country or District Brazil
Event Type Landslide
Outline Mudslides triggered torrential rains in Brazil's northeast. Affected areas are situated in the states of Pernambuco and Alagoas. Some 60 people dead, and some 143,000 have been forced to abandon their homes. 63 towns have been affected.
Human Impact Physical Impact Others

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OCHA Situation Report No. 2 2000/08/09
At present, the situation is under control and the meteorological forecast is that the weather tends to improve in the affected region. The Government of Brazil has not requested international assistance.

OCHA Situation Report No. 1 2000/08/04
On 2 August 2000, the states of Pernambuco and Alagoas declared a state of emergency or high alert in a total of 46 cities and towns.

DPA 2000/08/03
The death toll from storms and landslides that have battered northeastern Brazil for five days rose to 59 Thursday, with 130,000 left homeless in the Pernambuco and Alagoas provinces.