The governor of Rio Grande do Sul, Eduardo Leite (PSDB), reported, this Saturday (19), that two people died in the collapse of a house in the town of Gramado after the heavy rains that hit the State.
Leite lamented the deaths and said he was “working to keep everyone safe.”
“We are reinforcing the warning to the population of areas at risk to leave these places and seek shelters indicated by town halls,” he wrote in a post made on X (Twitter).
Leite also reported that a total of 38 municipalities in Rio Grande do Sul reported events caused by rain. “More than 31 thousand people were affected and 399 homeless people and 1,665 displaced people were also recorded,” the governor added.
The concepts of homeless and homeless are different. A homeless person is someone who has lost their home and is in a public shelter. The homeless person has had to leave their home – not necessarily lose it – and is not in shelters, but rather with a relative, friend or acquaintance, for example.
According to the toucan, the municipalities that requested humanitarian aid are already served by the Civil Defense of Rio Grande do Sul.
We have confirmed two deaths due to the collapse of a house in Gramado. I deeply regret that our state is once again recording deaths due to weather events. We are dismayed by this death and are working to ensure everyone’s safety.
– Eduardo Leite (@EduardoLeite_) November 19, 2023
Evacuation in the Taquari Valley
Earlier, Eduardo Leite had already asked residents of the Vale do Taquari region to leave their homes and look for safe places to take refuge.
About two months after a cyclone, Vale do Taquari, in Rio Grande do Sul, is again hit by storms and floods. This Saturday, the Taquari River overflowed its banks, causing flooding in the streets of towns in the region.
The video was published shortly after the State Civil Defense issued an alert on the level of the Rio das Antas and the risk for towns near the Castro Alves hydroelectric dam.
According to the governor, it is possible that the population of the affected region “will experience an episode similar to that experienced in September”. He cautioned that the greatest risk at present is from rising river levels, not flooding.
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