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08 May 2009 description
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Rain-induced flooding over large parts of Brazil have killed at least 31 people and left another 500,000 homeless, the government's civil defense agency said Thursday, CNN reported.

About 270 towns and communities in 10 states have been flooded by swollen rivers.

06 May 2009 description
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Recent floods and mudslides in northern Brazil have killed at least 15 people and left 180,000 homeless, the country's National Civil Defense said on Tuesday, Xinhua reported.

About 70,000 of the homeless are currently residing in public shelters. Heavy rains has already affected more than 190 cities in seven states, according to the Civil Defense.

06 Jan 2009 description
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Heavy rain has hit Santa Catarina state in southern Brazil since Friday, forcing 1,052 people to leave their homes and five towns to declare a state of emergency, officials said on Monday.