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11 Feb 2020 | 07:57 AM UTC

Brazil: Flooding and landslides reported in São Paulo February 10-11

Damage reported in São Paulo due to heavy rain February 10-11; rain expected to continue

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Event

Heavy rain fell on São Paulo on Monday, February 10, which has prompted flooding and landslides throughout the city. Severe flooding has affected 77 key points, including the city hall area. Several roads were closed on Monday, though some will likely remain such into Tuesday, February 11. One casualty has been recorded due to the damage.

Rain remains in the forecast until at least Wednesday, February 12.

Associated flooding, landslides, transportation and business disruptions, as well as disruptions to power and communication services, are expected to continue over the coming hours and days.  

Advice

Individuals in the affected area are advised to monitor local weather reports, avoid areas directly affected by flooding, confirm road conditions and flight status before setting out, anticipate transportation and business disruptions, and adhere to instructions issued by local authorities. Avoid walking or driving through floodwaters; 15 cm (6 in) of running water is enough to knock over an adult.