Floods kill 41 people in southeastern BrazilDecember 27, 2013 @ 5:26 am
SAO PAULO (AP) - Brazilian officials say floods and mudslides have killed 41 people and driven close to 70,000 from their homes in two southeastern states.
The civil defense department in the state of Minas Gerais says the floods and mudslides caused by more than 10 days of heavy downpours left 18 people dead and forced 9,420 to flee their homes.
In Espirito Santo state, officials place the death toll at 23 and say that more than 60,000 were forced to seek shelter in public buildings or the homes of friends and relatives.
Troops are helping distribute food, water and medicine in Espirito Santo and Army engineers have been called in to help repair highways, roads and bridges damaged by the floods.
(Copyright 2013 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.)
A family fights to get back Buddy after he was mistakenly adopted to someone else
50 Years Ago
A legendary DJ tells the story of The Beatles' first Seattle show
The SR 99 closure will cause big backups across Seattle for next 4 days
Please login below with your Facebook, Twitter, Google+ or Disqus account. Existing MyNorthwest account holders will need to create a new Disqus account or use one of the social logins provided below. Thank you.