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Natural disasters in Portuguese Posted by on Feb 8, 2022

Fala, pessoal! What’s up, you guys? Como está o clima onde vocês estão? What’s the weather like where you are? Fevereiro (February) means freezing cold temperatures in the northern hemisphere, but scorching quente (hot) weather for those down south, like us Brazilians. At least it’s a break from the raging tempestades (storms) we saw in…

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Flooding in Rio Posted by on Jan 21, 2011

We’ve written about flooding in Brazil before, like the Santa Catarina floods in 2008 and the coastal flooding in Rio de Janeiro last year. There’s often seasonal flooding, particularly in the south, but this year has been exceptionally bad. Heavy rains [chuvas] and floods [enchentes] have affected Minas Gerais, São Paulo, and Santa Catarina, but…

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