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Floods in Brazil and extreme heat in the South: the weather in recent days

RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - The year 2022 began with several Brazilian states being affected by heavy rainfall, while a heat wave is hitting the South and pushing temperatures over 40ºC.

In early January, storms caused floods and landslides in Bahia, prompting the whole of Brazil to mobilize to help the victims of the rains. According to data from the Bahia Superintendence of Protection and Civil Defense (SUDEC), 27,205 people lost their homes while 69,132 were displaced.

Other states in the North, such as Pará and Tocantins, and in the Southeast, such as Minas Gerais, were also affected . . .

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