Brazil – Severe Weather (INMET, NOAA, Media) (ECHO Daily Flash of 3 March 2016)

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  • Severe weather, including heavy rains and strong winds, affected southern Brazil over the last few days, causing floods especially in the state of Rio de Janeiro.
  • Local media reported five fatalities and hundreds of people homeless in the state of Rio de Janeiro, due to floods and landslides.
  • Over the next 48 h, thunderstorms with locally heavy rains may still affect south-eastern Brazil, including the state of Rio de Janeiro.