The total number of deaths due to the rains in Bahia rises to 24

According to the authorities of Bahia, the three deaths confirmed this Wednesday are of a pair who had their automobile dragged by a flood and a person run over by a driver who misplaced visibility due to the rains.

The authorities of Bahia confirmed this Wednesday afternoon, 29, three extra deaths because of this of heavy rains that hit the state. With that, the total number of victims reached 24. The number of injured, in flip, jumped from 358 to 434

According to the Superintendence of Civil Defense and Protection of Bahia (Sudec), that is the wettest December in the state since 1989, which has induced dangers to the inhabitants. About 91,000 residents of the state have already had to go away their houses, whereas the total number of individuals affected has reached 629,400.

According to the authorities of Bahia, the three deaths confirmed this Wednesday are of a pair who had their automobile dragged by a flood in São Félix do Coribe and a person, resident of Ubaitaba, who was run over by a driver who misplaced visibility as a result of of the rains. Both cities had not but registered deaths because of this of the rains.

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With the new occurrences, the municipalities with deadly victims are actually: Amargosa (2), Itaberaba (2), Itamaraju (4), Jucuruçu (3), Macarani (1), Prado (2), Ruy Barbosa (1), Itapetinga (1), Ilhéus (2), Aurelino Leal (1), Itabuna (2), São Félix do Coribe (2) and Ubaitaba (1).

Sudec knowledge present that, in all, round 91,000 residents of the state have already had to go away their houses since the rains intensified earlier this month. Of this total, 37,300 persons are homeless and one other 53,900 are homeless.

Cities in emergency conditions dropped from 136 to 132, however the number stays excessive. It nonetheless corresponds to virtually a 3rd of the 417 municipalities in the state.

Coordinator of the National Center for Monitoring and Alerting of Natural Disasters ((*24*)), climatologist José Marengo explains that, given the present scenario, even weaker rainfall can generate dangers of landslides and clogging of manholes.


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“The soil could be very moist, very saturated”, explains the climatologist, who factors out that the scenario worsened all through December. “It’s a catastrophic scenario, unusual in Bahia. Any rain can lead to dangers from now on”, warns Marengo.

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