Southern Brazil was heavily affected by the heavy rain and resulting floods, since July 10, 2015. As of July 16, more than 30 000 people have been affected, 3 have died, over 70 people have been injured, over 600 people have been displaced and over 3 000 homes have been damaged in the states of Parana, Santa Catarina and Rio Grande do Sul.
According to WMO data, 50 mm (1.96 inches) of rain have been recorded over 24 hours on July 14 - 15 in Bom Jesus in Rio Grande do Sul state.
In Santa Catarina, two people have died, 8 have been injured, around 900 homes have been left damaged, and 64 people displaced.
In the state of Paraná, around 3 000 homes have been damaged, 248 people have been evacuated and 71 people have sustained injuries.
Water supplies have also been disrupted across 13 municipalities in Santa Catarina.
72-hr rainfall accumulation until July 16, 2015 at 15:00 UTC. Image credit: Google / NASA/JAXA GPM.
Heavy rains continued across some areas of the state, throughout yesterday, July 15 which caused the concerns about rising levels of the Uruguay River at Itapiranga.
About 650 residents across the state of Rio Grande do Sul are currently staying in shelters after being evacuated from their homes. According to the local Civil Defense. the worst affected area is Esteio, where the city council has declared an emergency situation.
Over the next 48 hours more heavy rain may affect some areas of southern Brazil.
Featured image: Floods in Maravilha, Brazil on July 14, 2015. Credit: Secom – SC