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Record Rains Fall in Rio de Janeiro, with More Coming

By Jay Forte, Contributing Reporter

RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - Yesterday, June 20th, the city of Rio experienced a twenty year record for rainfall in a single day. The Pluviométrica Station at Alto da Boa Vista recorded 247 millimeters of rain in the space of 24 hours, and more rain is expected to fall in the early hours of Wednesday, June 21st.

A government news agency reported that in an interval of eight hours, between 4PM yesterday and midnight, eleven rainfall stations recorded volume higher than expected for the entire month of June. According to the Center of Operations of . . .

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