The heavy rain that hit the city of Petrópolis, in the mountainous region of Rio de Janeiro, in the late afternoon of last Sunday (20) left five dead and three people are missing, according to the Fire Department, which is working in the region. More than 30 people were rescued alive.
Just over a month after the tragedy that occurred on February 15, which killed 233 peoplethe municipality once again had the overflow of the Quitandinha and Piabanha rivers, flooded streets, cars being dragged through the streets of the center and landslides on some slopes.
The amount of rain that fell in the city for two and a half hours, 208.2 millimeters, is what was expected for the entire month of March. In 24 hours, there were 534.6 millimeters of rain, according to the Civil Defense of the municipality.
the reporter from Brazil de facto Jaqueline Deister, who is in Petrópolis, recorded a video on Washington Luiz Street, one of the most affected areas and which is close to the city center. In one of the points of the road it is possible to see the slope where a house was completed destroyed by the landslide.
“Here on this street where we are, deaths were recorded, many merchants are still trying to start the process of cleaning the establishments that were destroyed. that there are victims in this residence”, said Jaqueline.
In the final part of the video below, you can also see records of the damage caused by the rains that residents of Petrópolis did last Sunday.
The Municipal Civil Defense reported that more than 400 people had to leave their homes and go to support points in the localities of Morin, Quitandinha, Amazonas, Vila Felipe, Sargento Boening, São Sebastião, Dr. Thouzet, Alto da Serra, Forest, Independence and Simeria.
* With information from reporter Jaqueline Deister
Source: BdF Rio de Janeiro
Editing: Eduardo Miranda