RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - With 13 confirmed deaths in the city, the mayor of Guarujá, Válter Suman, has declared a state of public calamity. In a press conference on Tuesday afternoon, March 3rd, the city government reported that the hills of Bela Vista (Morro do Macaco), the Morro da Vila Baiana and the Barreira João Guarda are the places that offer more risks.
Between 60 and 70 shanties have been buried and over 200 people are homeless in Guarujá.
The State Civil Defense Coordinator, Colonel Walter Nyakas Junior, is in the region to meet with mayors and assess . . .