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Heavy rains paralyze Rio de Janeiro

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Heavy rains paralyze Rio de Janeiro

Heavy rains late Tuesday and early yesterday paralyzed much of Rio.

More rain fell overnight around the city than would normally be expected during the entire month, meteorologists said.

The downpour flooded major thoroughfares, toppled houses in working class suburbs, disrupted train and flight schedules and created such chaos that Mayor Eduardo Paes asked residents to stay home.

http://bit.ly/1gshsaD

Edited: 12 December 2013, 15:33
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1. Re: Heavy rains paralyze Rio de Janeiro

I have a flight that arrives Friday morning, it was originally supposed to be good this weekend but now see it is supposed to rain the entire time. Should I be worried?

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2. Re: Heavy rains paralyze Rio de Janeiro

The weekend is now predicted to be better. Keep your fingers crossed:

http://bit.ly/1kDb4KR

Edited: 12 December 2013, 16:59
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3. Re: Heavy rains paralyze Rio de Janeiro

Reg. floodings, don't worry, as they are common in suburbs of Rio, especially poor ones. The South Side beach area rarely floods, due to the proximity of the ocean/sands. In terms of experience, of course rain is something annoying because some of the major landmarks will be covered (Christ, Sugar Loaf). But forecast says it'll get better Friday, so I think you'll be fine. This is summer in Rio: lot's of rain and sunny days with no clouds. It changes very quickly.

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I saw CNN videos that showed the flooding in Rio. I certainly feel bad by the residents and this reminds me of my town while growing up.

I will be flying into Rio next week. I am staying at Windsor Florida hotel (Rua Ferreira Viana, 81 - Flamengo), and we plan to visit Jardim Botanico, Cristo Redentor, Sugarloaf and the beaches (Copacabana and Ipanema). Are these areas or the route to them flooded? Does anyone know?

Thanks,

D

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5. Re: Heavy rains paralyze Rio de Janeiro

Areas in the tourist zone, the Zona Sul, have been least affected. The north of the city has been the worst distressed.

The rains have been subsiding and by next week most of the city should be back to normal.

http://bit.ly/1kFZGhq

Weather:

http://bit.ly/1bCHFyt

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6. Re: Heavy rains paralyze Rio de Janeiro

Rains leave Rio in State of Emergency:

http://bit.ly/1ftwb1R

Weather in Rio:

http://bit.ly/1bCHFyt

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7. Re: Heavy rains paralyze Rio de Janeiro

It's a beautiful sunny day again and I'm glad for that. Forecast says it'll be sunny until Thursday.

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