16 more Brazilian cities in state of emergency because of weather extremes

By declaring a state of emergency, municipalities can receive funds from the Ministry of Regional Development to provide for the population, restore essential services and rebuild damaged structures.

RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - On Friday (15), the federal government recognized the emergency situation in 16 more cities affected by natural disasters. According to the National Civil Defense, out of the total of ten municipalities, ten were affected by the heavy rains.

The cities affected by excessive rains were Colônia Leopoldina, Maragogi and Rio Largo in Alagoas; Brejão, Maraial, Saloá and São Benedito do Sul in Pernambuco; and Pedro Velho, São Pedro and Tibau do Sul in Rio Grande do Norte.

São Paulo de Olivença and Tonantins in Amazonas and Porto de Moz in . . .

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