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34 people died due to floods in the state of Pernambuco

They also left almost a thousand people displaced from their homes, due to floods and landslides. The situation could worsen, the Pernambuca Water and Climate Agency (APAC) announced, as the rains will continue for the next 24 hours in that northern Brazilian state.

Likewise, another serious event was recorded this morning, when 19 people died in a “large landslide” in the Jardim Monteverde community, on the border between Recife and the municipality of Jaboatao dos Guararapes, the AFP news agency reported.

The intense rains also left almost a thousand people displaced from their homes, due to floods and landslides.

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Between Friday night and Saturday morning, the volume of rains reached 236 millimeters in some points of the Pernambuco capital, according to the mayor’s office.

In this emergency scenario for the Brazilian state, APAC renewed the alert for another 24 hours. Civil Defense of Pernambuco asked the residents to avoid circulating or leaving their homes during this weekend.

(Sources: Télam – Government of Pernambuco)

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