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HOW TO: Rescue people from a flood

JOHANNESBURG, 31 January 2011 (IRIN) - Imagine you and your family are camped out on the second floor of your house watching floodwaters rising steadily towards your bedroom window. It is too late to...

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BRAZIL FLOODING: CWS SITUATION REPORT: 07-08-10

SITUATION: Heavy tropical rains have caused flooding in northeastern Brazil, severely affecting rural areas in the states of Pernambuco and Alagoas. The flooding has caused severe damage to more than...

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ShelterBoxes delivered to first families in Brazil

Families in Brazil are now in secure shelter for the first time since losing their homes in unprecedented flooding but there is still a 'crying need' for emergency shelter. Days of torrential...

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Brazil: Deaths in NE floods now at 57

Brasília - The number of deaths due to flooding in the Northeast region states of Alagoas and Pernambuco has risen to 57. In Alagoas, the number of deaths is now 37, and there are still 69 people...

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Brazil floods leave thousands homeless

A trio of Tearfund partners are responding after deadly flooding in north eastern Brazil killed 44 people and left thousands homeless. Dozens of towns in the states of Alagoas and Pernambuco, some of...

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Brazil: FLOODS IN EAST - EMERGENCY CONTINUES

Drinking water, food and medical treatment are the emergency needs in the eastern states of Alagoas and Pernambuco, for days hit by torrential rains that are causing flooding, mudslides and victims...

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