Extremely heavy rains cause deadly flash floods in Minas Gerais, Brazil

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Extremely heavy rains hit Minas Gerais, Brazil on December 7, 2022, causing severe flash floods in which at least one person died.

As much as 70 mm (2.75 inches) of rain fell in just 1 hour in Santa Luzia municipality, just north of the capital Belo Horizonte, causing a stream in the Palmital neighborhood to break its banks.1

The force of the water destroyed part of a house, killing one resident, Civil Defence said.

Vehicles were seen floating along flooded streets of the capital, with several motorists taking refuge on vehicle roofs.

Civil Defence also reported people stranded in their vehicles at various points on Av. Cristiano Machado, Av. Vilarinho and on Av. Bernardo Vasconcelos.

References:

1 Brazil – Deadly Flash Floods in Minas Gerais After 70mm of Rain in 1 Hour – FloodList – December 9, 2022

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