Days of heavy rain in the states of Alagoas and Pernambuco caused rivers to break their banks and burst dams, flooding towns and leaving more than 40,000 people homeless, state emergency officials said (Reuters, 23 June 2010). So far, the official death toll is 44, with 600 reported missing (UNICEF, 30 June 2010).
This report covers the period 01 January 2010 to 31 December 2010.
Programme purpose: Support five National Societies in the Southern Cone and Brazil to effectively operationalize Strategy 2020 and the Inter American Plan 2007–2011.
JOHANNESBURG, 31 January 2011 (IRIN) - Imagine you and your family are camped out on the second floor of your house watching floodwaters rising steadily towards your bedroom window. It is too late to evacuate; your only hope is for someone to come and rescue you.
But rescuing people from a flood is not as simple as dispatching a boat or a chopper. It takes high levels of training and coordination for rescue teams to bring survivors to safety without endangering themselves.
Note: The last fact sheet was dated October 8, 2010.
- On October 27, the nineteenth named storm of this hurricane season, Tomas, formed off the northeastern coast of South America. After developing into a tropical storm, Tomas made landfall in Barbados on October 30. Tomas became a Category One hurricane as it approached St. Lucia and St. Vincent and the Grenadines, where it collapsed bridges and destroyed houses, crops, roads, and other infrastructure. On November 4, the storm passed Jamaica as a tropical storm and caused little damage.
Note: The last fact sheet was dated September 22, 2010.
? From September 27 to 30, heavy rains associated with Tropical Storm Nicole resulted in flash floods and landslides in all of Jamaica's 14 parishes, according to the International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies.
Note: The last fact sheet was dated July 13, 2010.
- Four named storms have made landfall in Latin American and Caribbean (LAC) countries to date during the 2010 hurricane season, which lasts from May to November.
This report covers the period 01 January 2010 to 30 June 2010
Programme purpose: Support five National Societies in the Southern Cone and Brazil to effectively operationalize Strategy 2020 and the Inter American Plan 2007-2011.
Programmes summary: During the first half of 2010, the International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies' (IFRC) Regional Representation for the Southern Cone and Brazil has coordinated with and supported the National Societies of …
- CENTRAL AMERICA: Heavy rains caused damages and destruction in El Salvador, Guatemala, Honduras and Panama.
- SOUTH AMERICA: Deaths and increased number of respiratory infections due to extreme cold weather.
- PERU: Bubonic plague is a matter of concern in the country.
Días de lluvias afectan a los estados brasileños de Pernambuco y Alagoas, dando lugar a inundaciones, deslizamientos y derrumbes. Hasta el momento, se han contabilizado más de 337.738 personas afectadas por el evento y se reportan 46 fallecidos. Considerando la magnitud del evento y el riesgo potencial para la salud el evento ha sido clasificado como Emergencia de Salud P=FAblica de Importancia Nacional (ESPIN) en ambos estados.
SITUATION: Heavy tropical rains have caused flooding in northeastern Brazil, severely affecting rural areas in the states of Pernambuco and Alagoas. The flooding has caused severe damage to more than 100 communities.
Most affected: the town of Santana do Mundaú, in Alagoas state.
Details of Response
Emergency: Brazil - Floods in North-eastern state of Alagoas
Date of Emergency: 2 July 2010
Implementing Member(s): KOINONIA Ecumenical Presence and Service together with their local partner FETAG-AL (Organisation of Rural Workers).
DETAILS OF THE EMERGENCY: Heavy tropical rains have struck the north-eastern region of Brazil, severely affecting rural areas in the states of …
Families in Brazil are now in secure shelter for the first time since losing their homes in unprecedented flooding but there is still a 'crying need' for emergency shelter.
Days of torrential downpours, raging flood waters and whole towns 'wiped off' the map.
Geneva, 2 July 2010
Heavy tropical rains have struck the northeastern region of Brazil, severely affecting rural areas in the states of Pernambuco and Alagoas. According to the Civil Defense, the Mundaú River that runs across the affected area in the State of Alagoas has reached about 6 meters above the normal level, partially destroying 47 towns. In Pernambuco, 67 towns have been affected.
By Márcia Rodrigues - Special reporter for UNICEF with Pedro Ivo Alcantara
The heavy floods that have been battering the states of Alagoas and Pernambuco since June 17th have left a huge trail of destruction. Exact figures as to the number of children affected are not yet available, but authorities estimate that over 150,000 people have been left homeless.
Fecha del informe: 30 de Junio 2010
Fecha del evento: 18-30 de Junio de 2010
1. Breve descripción del evento adverso:
Días de lluvias afectan a los estados brasileños de Pernambuco y Alagoas, dando lugar a inundaciones, deslizamientos y derrumbes. Hasta el momento, se han contabilizado más de 337.738 personas afectadas por el evento y se reportan 52 fallecidos. Considerando la magnitud del evento y el riesgo potencial para la salud el evento ha sido clasificado comoEmergencia de Salud Pública de Importancia Nacional (ESPIN) en ambos estados.
Brasília - The number of deaths due to flooding in the Northeast region states of Alagoas and Pernambuco has risen to 57. In Alagoas, the number of deaths is now 37, and there are still 69 people missing. Meanwhile in Pernambuco, 20 deaths have been confirmed.
In Alagoas, four municipalities remain in a state of emergency and 15 are in a state of public calamity. More than 26,600 people have been left homeless and 47,897 have been temporarily dislocated.
In Pernambuco, there are 27 areas in a state of emergency and 12 in a state of public calamity.
A trio of Tearfund partners are responding after deadly flooding in north eastern Brazil killed 44 people and left thousands homeless.
Dozens of towns in the states of Alagoas and Pernambuco, some of the poorest in Brazil, have been inundated and more than 1,000 people are missing following heavy rain.
The rising flood waters forced 100,000 people to flee their homes and tens of thousands are now homeless, with several towns cut off by the water.
MACEIO, Brazil - Relief supplies began reaching stranded flood victims in northeastern Brazil, officials said Friday, as President Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva cancelled his visit to Canada for the G20 summit to oversee the rescue effort.
"The president on Thursday flew over the areas affected by the rains and flood and saw that the drama is much greater than initially believed, so he has decided to stay in Brasilia to closely follow the relief operations," a Lula spokesman told AFP.
Brazil will be represented at the G20 summit by Economy Minister Guido Mantega, who was …
Drinking water, food and medical treatment are the emergency needs in the eastern states of Alagoas and Pernambuco, for days hit by torrential rains that are causing flooding, mudslides and victims. Based on an official toll issued last night, at least 51 people have died, 200,000 have suffered injuries and 80,000 have been left homeless since Sunday. In face of the emergency, President Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva visited the affected areas.