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Summer flooding and landslides have now put ten municipalities in Rio de Janeiro in state of emergency

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Rio de Janeiro – The government of the state of Rio de Janeiro decreed a state of emergency in three more muncipalities in the North and Northwestern regions of the state yesterday. They are: São Fidélis, Campos dos Goytacazes and Bom Jesus do Itabapoana.

Seven municipalities were already in a state of emergency (“situação de emergência”) in the same part of the state: Cardoso Moreira, Laje do Muriaé, Santo Antônio de Pádua, Aperibé, Itaperuna, Italva e Miracema.

It should be pointed out that the municipalities presently in a state of emergency are not the same ones that were involved in the state's worst natural disaster exactly a year ago.