Rains leave 1,200 homeless and 300 displaced in Rio de Janeiro

The Rio de Janeiro Fire Department was called to over 200 storm-related occurrences in the state; no deaths have been reported.

RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - The Civil Defense of Rio de Janeiro continues to monitor the weather conditions in the state after the heavy rains that hit Rio's municipalities in recent days.

By late Monday afternoon, January 10, 1,200 people were homeless and 300 displaced.

At least 10 cities were affected by overflowing rivers in the state's north and northwest, such as Itaperuna, Italva, Natividade, Porciúncula, Bom Jesus do Itabapoana, Laje do Muriaé, Cambuci, Aperibé, Santo Antônio de Pádua, and Cardoso Moreira.

In the Mountain Region, landslides, flooding, road blocks, collapsed walls and trees were . . .

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