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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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Flooding in SP and RJ Posted by on Jan 6, 2010

This week, there was terrible flooding from heavy rains in both São Paulo and Rio de Janeiro, which caused mudslides in several areas. In Angra dos Reis and Ilha Grande, in the state of Rio, fifty people were killed by mudslides. On Ilha Grande, a mudslide destroyed an entire pousada and killed around a dozen…

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