Floods generated by heavy rainfall continue to affect Bahia and Minas Gerais States (central-eastern Brazil), causing at least 32 fatalities.
In Bahia State, national authorities confirm 26 fatalities and 520 injured people. Around 102,750 residents have been displaced, while over 796,850 people have been affected by floods across 168 municipalities.
Civil Protection authorities in Minas Gerais have reported six fatalities and up to 16,270 displaced people.
Orange alerts for heavy rainfall have been issued for eastern parts of Minas Gerais and Bahia. On 5-6 January, moderate to locally heavy rainfall is forecast for most of Minas Gerais and for eastern Bahia.