Natal, capital of Brazil’s Rio Grande de Norte state, declares state of disaster due to the rains

One of the most damaged areas of Natal was the Felipe Camarão neighborhood in the western zone of the city. There, the waters dug a crater and forced the interruption of vehicular traffic on a section of BR-226, blocking at least a dozen properties in the neighborhood.

RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - The Town Hall of Natal (RN) has declared a state of disaster due to the damage caused by the rains last weekend in various parts of the capital of Potiguar and part of the metropolitan region.

According to the Municipal Civil Defense, between Friday (1) and today (4), it rained the equivalent of 264 millimeters - enough to cause structural damage and affect residents of various locations in the metropolitan region of Natal. The rains also caused disruption and damage in Parnamirim, Ceará-Mirim, Extremoz, Macaíba and São Miguel do Gostoso.

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