Brazil Is Underwater

Floods wash away 40,000 homes. Hundreds missing, dozens are dead.


Brazil is in trouble. After many days of steady rain, the Mandau river in Unia Dos Palmares has overflowed, washing away 40,000 homes. The heavy rains started last week and within two days dumped a month's worth of water on areas of Alagoas and neighboring Pernambuco state. Officials are trying to get food and medical aid to the 120,000 people who were driven from their homes. At least 41 people have been killed. More flooding, more deaths. Still think that environmental issues are bogus?

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