7 of 10 Floods (American Roll):
/ Flooding in the city of Bogotá, Colombia's capital, and in different provinces have so far caused over 477 deaths and nearly two million homeless. /
/ The floods in the provinces of Rio de Janeiro and Minas Gerais, southeastern Brazil, registered the deaths of five people affected mobilization of 9365. At least 52 municipalities entered the state of emergency. /
/ Brazil: More than 500 families leave their homes by floods /
/ The flooding of the river Muriaé, which bathes the city, remains completely isolated four neighborhoods, including downtown. /
Disasters in Brazil, Chile and Colombia account for more than 480 fatalities
Quito, Jan 4. (Andes) .- Three Latin American countries suffer the consequences of disasters that have killed over 480 people and the evacuation of nearly two million people. Brazil and Colombia bear disproportionate increase in flooding due to rainfall and Chile have a wildfire that has consumed 5 700 hectares.
The floods in the provinces of Rio de Janeiro and Minas Gerais, southeastern Brazil, registered the deaths of five people affected mobilization of 9365. At least 52 municipalities entered the state of emergency.
"In the last 48 hours which is estimated rained in a month," according to Brazilian Civil Defense. The Brazilian government estimates that 404 people lost their homes in the floods.
In Chilean Patagonia, a fire caused in the national park Torres del Paine, about 2 000 km south of Santiago. The fire department evacuated 700 tourists in the area and closed the park as an emergency measure.
Singer Rotem, an Israeli tourist, 23, years was delivered to the Chilean authorities as responsible for starting the fire to burn a roll of toilet paper. Currently, 20 fires are active and officials fear that the strong winds recorded make the task more complicated species.
Flooding in the city of Bogotá, Colombia's capital, and in different provinces have so far caused over 477 deaths and nearly two million homeless.
This country is suffering the effects of La Niña, which has affected 10% of the total population. According to the Directorate Risk Management Colombia (DGR), also accounted for 45 missing and 572 injured in 27 of the 32 departments.
Brazil: More than 500 families leave their homes by floods
A series of floods and landslides triggered by heavy rains in southeastern Brazil dropped to less than the figure of eight dead and forced thousands to flee their homes.
More than 60 towns and cities in the state of Minas Gerais had to declare a state of emergency.
Cities on the slopes of several mountains in the state of Rio de Janeiro are also being threatened by flooding, like last year.
Thousands of flood victims in Brazil
The lashing rains continue on Tuesday the Brazilian provinces of Minas Gerais and Rio de Janeiro, leaving a trail of destruction in bridges, houses and roads caused by flooding and avalanches and affected thousands of people.
In Minas Gerais, the third richest province in Brazil, reported today that the Military Police found the body of the fourth fatality recorded during the rainy season, which began in October. This is a taxi driver who was buried in the collapse of a road in the tourist and historic city of Ouro Preto.
Eight other parts of the city and surrounding landslides occurred that caused the blocking of major roads, and it is possible that more people under the rubble. In total, 52 cities in Minas Gerais the emergency decreed.
President Dilma Rousseff, who is vacationing in Bahia, today telephoned the governor of Minas Gerais, Antonio Anastasia, to make available to all federal government resources, such as money or human resources necessary to address the situation.
Meanwhile, in the mountain region of Rio de Janeiro, the rains caused the death of a man and thousands were forced from their homes by the risk of landslides and floods.
The region, which last year experienced the worst tragedy caused by the rains in its history, when 900 people died and thousands were affected, has an alarm system that emits an audible signal as perceived risk of collapse or flooding.
The fatality, a man of 53 years, resided in the city of Muriaé Laje, where at least 2,500 victims, according to the prefecture.
The flooding of the river Muriaé, which bathes the city, remains completely isolated four neighborhoods, including downtown.
Other cities in the mountains of Rio de Janeiro affected by the rains, Petrópolis, Teresópolis and New Freiburg, declared a state of attention or alertness, while in the provincial capital of Rio de Janeiro, rainfall wreaked havoc on the Santos Dumont airport, where on Monday 46.6 percent of flights arrears and 33 percent had to be canceled.
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