- April 2010 Rio de Janeiro floods and mudslides
April 2010 Rio de Janeiro floods and mudslides Duration: 5 April – mid-April 2010 Fatalities: at least 249 deaths Damages: R$23.76 billion (est.) Areas affected: State of Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
The April 2010 Rio de Janeiro floods and mudslides was an extreme weather event that has affected the State of Rio de Janeiro in Brazil in the first days of April 2010. At least 212 people have died, 161 people have been injured (including several rescuers), while at least 15,000 people have been made homeless. A further 10,000 homes are thought to be at risk from mudslides, most of them in the favelas, the shanty towns built on the hillsides above downtowns. Damage from the flooding has been estimated at 23.76 billion reais (US$13.3bn, €9.9bn), about 8% of the gross domestic product (GDP) of Rio de Janeiro State.
The flooding has particularly affected the city of Rio de Janeiro, where at least 60 people have died, and its surrounding area. Deaths have also been reported in the cities of Niterói (132), São Gonçalo (16), Paracambi (1), Paulo de Frontin (1), Magé (1), Nilópolis (1) and Petrópolis (1). Several municipalities, including Niterói and municipalities to the east such as Maricá and Araruama, have declared states of emergency or of public calamity. The Governor of Rio de Janeiro State, Sérgio Cabral, declared three days of official mourning for the dead.
Heavy rain started at around 5 p.m. local time (2000 UTC) on Monday 5 April in Rio de Janeiro city, and continued for 24 hours, with a total of 28.8 cm (11½ in.) of rain falling, more than was predicted for the whole of April and the heaviest rainfall for thirty years. Rio de Janeiro mayor Eduardo Paes admitted that the city's preparedness for heavy rainfall had been "less than zero," but added "there isn’t a city that wouldn’t have had problems with this level of rainfall."
A further landslide hit a slum in Niteroi late on April 7. It is thought to have killed at least 150, although the toll is expected to rise. Around 200 people were missing in the town as of April 13.
More than 300 homes were bulldozed after the landslides, and it is estimated that close to 12,000 families will need to be relocated by 2012 due to the damage from the floods.
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