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Deadly flash floods in Rio

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Deadly flash floods in Rio

This just in from the New York Times:

nytimes.com/2010/…

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1. Re: Deadly flash floods in Rio

New photo and additional info from the BBC:

news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/americas/8605386.stm

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Rio flood pictures from the Weather Channel. The death toll has now passed 50.

weather.com/outlook/weather-news/news/articl…

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It's 66 now. It has rained for 15 hours. I couldn't get home yesterday from work. Today the center of Rio is very quiet. Looks like a saturday. Most stores are closed.

I slept in the house of a friend in Barra, on the way here, there where several flooded areas, downed power lines, small mudslides and several downed trees.

I hope I'm able to go home today.

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Some videos of the flooding in Rio:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Y7MZNqNbVAI

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vuCDU8qE6o0

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7jEZ0IXckuA

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5. Re: Deadly flash floods in Rio

It started raining again.

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6. Re: Deadly flash floods in Rio

A huge cold front hitted Rio last night.

In 14 hours, the amount of rain was the same expected during 2 months.

278 milimeters of rain within 20 hours.

It didn't happen since 1966.

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7. Re: Deadly flash floods in Rio

it started raining cats and dogs again.

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According to a report on the evening news, “the transportation system in Rio is near total collapse.” I guess this means no buses, no metro, no taxis, and no international flights in or out of the city. Does anyone know how tourists are coping? Is the government providing any assistance to them?

france24.com/en/20100406-killed-rio-de-janer…

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Some new videos of the flooding:

www.youtube.com/watch?v=6zYaVqCFTyI&hd=1

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rnLQcnbbLkA

cnn.com/2010/…index.html

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10. Re: Deadly flash floods in Rio

Indeed, no public transport, taxis or whatsoever. Not even the Barcas functioned during a good part of tuesday. Mostly because their employees couldn't get to work. The few busses they where able to put on the roads got stuck in traffic. Airports where opened in the afternoon.

Yesterday at 18:00 the centre of Rio was deserted.

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