The Metropolitan Region of Recife (RMR) dawned with a lot of rain this Monday (06). Since the weekend, the Pernambuco Water and Climate Agency (APAC) had issued a meteorological warning of moderate rainfall in the RMR, Mata Sul and Mata Norte of the state. Now, during the morning of Monday, the agency renewed the alert and raised the level of moderate rains to heavy rains in the same regions. The alert is valid until 20:00, but can be renewed at any time.
According to the pluviometric monitoring carried out by APAC, in some points more than 100mm of rain has already accumulated in less than 24 hours, such as the neighborhoods of Santo Amaro (114mm) and Torreão (111mm), in Recife, and in Muribeca (107mm ), in Olinda. Real-time monitoring can be seen here.
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In Recife, so far, it has rained 60% of what is expected for the entire month of February, according to the Civil Defense of the capital of Pernambuco. The average rainfall in the city is 77.9mm, while the historical average for the month is 122.9mm.
According to information from the portal G1,there was a landslide in Olinda, on Rua Seis de Janeiro, in the neighborhood of Água Comprida. The landslide hit two houses and firefighters are on the scene, but there is still no information on victims.
Those who are transiting through Recife and want to know which roads are prohibited and released should pay attention to their account at Twitter of Recife’s Transit and Urban Transport Authority, CTTU, which monitors traffic from Monday to Friday from 7am to 7pm and has a free 24-hour call center 0800.081.1078.
According to the Municipality, Recife has flooding points in the following places:
– Off. Lins Petit;
– Av. Mascarenhas de Moraes, towards the suburbs;
– Av. Viscount of Albuquerque;
– Estrada dos Remédios;
– Av. Agamenon Magalhães, next to the TRE;
– Av. Recife, near the entrance to the Ibura;
– Estrada dos Remédios, close to Estrada do Bongi;
– Pope John Paul II Viaduct;
– Av. North, next to R Forty and Eight;
– R Nova Descoberta, next to Alderman Otacílio de Azevedo Street; Av. Beberibe, near the entrance to Cajueiro;
– Rua Dom Bosco;
– Tunnel Felipe Camarão, in Jordão;
Av. Dom João VI was blocked in the direction of Piedade due to the fall of a tree in the place. Traffic agents are on site to assist with mobility by taking a detour to Rua Soldado Sinésio de Aragão.
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how to ask for help
The Civil Defense of Recife is on duty, 24 hours a day, to answer calls in risky areas of the city. The call is free: 0800 081 3400. For those outside the capital, the telephone number of the Civil Defense Coordination of the State of Pernambuco (CODECIPE) is the (81) 3181-2490.
Source: BdF Pernambuco
Editing: Vanessa Gonzaga
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