Minas Gerais records new floods; number of displaced people grows to 13,000

New floods were registered by the Civil Defense on Saturday at about 3 PM in the city of Três Corações. However, the data was only released on Sunday.

RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - The number of people displaced in the cities of Minas Gerais has increased to 13,117 due to the heavy rains and floods in the region. According to data released on Sunday morning, January 2 by the Civil Defense, there were 12,783 people displaced, while the number of deaths remained unchanged since Saturday, with a total of 6.

Nine houses located on Dona Glorinha Paiva street, in the Cinturão Verde neighborhood, were flooded by the downpour. The water level rose some 60 centimeters, damaging property and affecting 23 people.

In addition to flooding homes . . .

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