Brazil + 1 more

EOC Weekly Report, 02 - 08 Jan 2010

News and Press Release
Originally published


BRAZIL- Flooding/Mudslides

Persistent rainfall in the southeastern region of Brazil has caused widespread flooding and mudslides heavily affecting the State of Rio de Janeiro (Angra dos Reis)

The Civil Defense reports 74 deaths and more than 1,000 people evacuated and placed in shelters. There is still high risk of further mudslides likely to occur should rainfall persist in some areas. No damage on health facilities reported.

Firefighters and the Civil Defense are coordinating search and rescue operations, distribution of relief items and shelters for the affected population.

No international assistance has been requested.

BOLIVIA - Flooding

Heavy rains reported nationwide and attributed to the El Niño phenomenon has caused major floods in 6 departments: Cochabamba, Chuquisaca, Tarija, La Paz, Pando and Beni. Rainfall is expected to continue for the next days.

3 deaths have been reported, 2 people remain missing and a total of 4,500 families have been affected. The National Council for Disaster Reduction and Response (CONRADE) has activated the municipal and departmental Emergency Operations Centers (EOC). The Ministry of Health and Sports (MSD) is coordinating field missions and response operations jointly with the Departmental Health Services (SEDES) in the affected regions.

No International assistance has been requested.