Brazil – Vulnerability Tools related to Natural Hazards and Climate Change

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Brazil is a country that it will be affected by climate change, increasing natural hazards vulnerability of 30 cities.

Widespread floods are plaguing at least three states in southeastern Brazil. Heavy rains lasted throughout December 2013 in Minas Gerais, Bahia, and Espirito Santo, causing floods and mudslides. December rainfall in Espirito Santo has already reached 714 millimetres (28.11 inches), an all-time record monthly rainfall, according to weather blogger Christopher Burt. As of December 30, at least 45 people had died and an estimated 70,000 people were evacuated. Others were left isolated after the collapse of hundreds of kilometres of roads, said the UN Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs.

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