Between Saturday (18) and Sunday (19), the north coast recorded 682 millimeters of rain, a mark never reached in the history of the country. In 2022, Petrópolis (RJ) rained 530 millimeters in 24 hours. Before, the highest index had been recorded in Florianópolis (SC), in 1991, with an accumulated 400 mm in just one day, according to the government of São Paulo.
A bulletin released on Monday night (20) informs that, in all, there are 1,730 displaced, 766 homeless, 40 missing and 36 dead, 35 in São Sebastião and one in Ubatuba. According to the portal g1the number of deaths is already 40, but the information has not yet been confirmed by the authorities.
More than 500 people, including employees of the security and rescue forces of the Government of the State of São Paulo, the Armed Forces, the Federal Police, the municipal government of São Sebastião and volunteers, have been carrying out the search since Sunday morning.
Also according to the Palácio dos Bandeirantes, teams from the Civil Police and the Superintendence of the Technical-Scientific Police are working to identify the victims and prepare the work of the Judiciary Police.
Due to the high number of injured, the government activated other health units in Baixada Santista, Alto Tietê and the Capital, which are receiving part of the victims of landslides and flooding.
The governor of São Paulo, Tarcísio de Freitas (Republicans), asked tourists and residents of the north coast not to try to leave the cities towards the capital. Several stretches of access roads to the city of São Paulo are completely or partially blocked.
The Mogi-Bertioga highway, the main connection between the north coast and the capital of São Paulo, has been completely banned since kilometer 82, due to a pipe rupture. At kilometers 90 and 91, there was a fall of barriers.
Editing: Thalita Pires
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