Two days of torrential rain in Brazil have triggered flash floods and landslides, killing at least 14 as of April 8, 2022, and an unknown number of people are missing. Brazil’s Rio de Janeiro state was the hardest hit, including the popular tourist town of Paraty. The storm turned streets into rivers, sweeping away cars and destroying hillside homes. Local officials said that some areas received up to 31 inches (800 mm) of rain in 48 hours.

Learn more about the flooding in Brazil in the following news articles:

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Pre-event satellite image of Paraty, Brazil.

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