A cyclone hit southern Brazil. triggered a series of floods flooded several towns in the region. Authorities have declared a state of emergency as rescue teams and the community struggle to deal with the crisis.
The heavy rains and winds in the state of Rio de Grande do Sul have reached speeds of up to 100 kilometers per hour, causing floods and landslides at least in the year 21 cities.
social media users have documented the devastation left by the cyclone because of heavy rains.
Cities in southern Brazil are flooded
In the last days, A large cyclone has severely affected the condition of Rio de Grande do Sul. According to the weather forecast The effects of the cyclone are expected to reach the south-eastern region as wellin the cities of Sao Paulo, Minas Gerais and Rio de Janeiro in Brazil. Given the threat heavy rains and strong winds, was issued the yellow alert.
The cyclone is gone a record of four fatalities. Two died as a result to the river being swept away by the current while driving. A man was electrocuted in a hailstorm deep crotch meanwhile in castilian bush, a young man has died tried to cross the river.
In addition to human casualties, the rapid spread of rain is having an impact houses and shopsleft her under water mainly in coastal and riparian areas.
They try to survive underwater
Social media users shared how The cyclone swept away entire houseswashed away by heavy rains.
Local authorities have mobilized rescue teams and asked the civil protection authorities for help in dealing with the situation. Emergency evacuations are underway to move people to safe areas and medical assistance is provided to those who need it.
It is expected that the Rescue and recovery efforts continue in the coming days as the full extent of the damage is assessed.