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Event: FL Flood
Number: 2017-000067
Country: BRA Brazil
Date (YMD): 2017-6-12
Information Source:IFRC
Comments: Rainfall monitoring stations in Alagoas and Pernambuco states registered record levels of accumulated rainfall in a 24-hour period. On 27 May, the automatic station in Maceió (Alagoas) recorded 152.4 mm of rain. On 29 May, the automatic station in Joao Pessoa (Pernambuco) registered 129.8mm.[1] This heavy precipitation has produced landslides, flooding and damage to public infrastructure and homes in the north-eastern states of Alagoas and Pernambuco. Civil defence in the Alagoas state has reported 53,663 affected people and 1,470 homeless families and 2,430 displaced families in Alagoas. As of 3 June, the Pernambuco civil defence indicated that 47,477 people are no longer living in their homes, of whom 3,252 are homeless and 43,605 are displaced. Through State Decree 53.453 of 29 May, the Alagoa state government declared a state of emergency in the municipalities of Atalaia, Barra de San Antonio, Cajueiro, Capela, Cha Preta, Colonia Leopoldina, Coruripe, Coqueiro Seco, Igreja Nova, Jarapatinga, Joaquim Gomes, Murici, Paulo Jacinto, Paripueira, Pilar, Quebrangulo, Rio Largo, Satuba, Sao luiz do Quitunde, Sao Miguel dos Campos, Santa Luzia do Norte, Jacuipe, Jundía, Vicosa and Unión dos Palmares. As of 5 June, the Pernambuco government has declared 27 municipalities in a state of emergency.
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