Latest News for: Porto alegre


Brazil mayor's mammoth task: rebuild from floods, prevent more

News Graphic 21 May 2024
With his Brazilian city deep in brown floodwaters for the past three weeks, the mayor of Porto Alegre faces a herculean challenge. rebuild from the disaster while racing against the clock to prevent new ones ... .

'Wake-up call for the world': Millions impacted by extreme floods in Brazil

Alternet 21 May 2024
The floods that hit over recent days and weeks have knocked out bridges and the main airport in Porto Alegre, a port city in southern Brazil ... Some wealthy people in Porto Alegre have choices such as ...

Boeing 727 Floats In The Water As Porto Alegre Airport Floods

Simple Flying 20 May 2024
Images circulating online show the level of disruption caused by the ...

Uncertain future for thousands after deadly Brazil floods

The Peninsula 20 May 2024
Porto Alegre, Brazil. Rafael Adriano Peres could hardly move as he lay on a mattress in a refuge center in Porto Alegre, after being hit by a car when historic floods swept southern Brazil this month.

Brazil’s floods smashed through barriers designed to keep them out, trapping water in for weeks ...

Egypt Independent 19 May 2024
The picture is a little different in Porto Alegre, the state capital of Rio Grande do Sul ... Porto Alegre’s population is four times larger than Canoas’, but fewer than a fifth of those in temporary accommodations are from the capital.

Brazil counts cost of worst-ever floods with little hope of waters receding soon

AOL 19 May 2024
Related. Brazil is reeling from catastrophic floods. What went wrong – and what does the future hold? ... Several cities are still underwater, including the state’s capital, Porto Alegre, where 46 of the 96 neighbourhoods were flooded ... .

Floods in south Brazil have displaced 600,000—here's why this region is likely to see ever ...

Phys Dot Org 19 May 2024
A mighty river is flowing out of the Amazon rainforest, and it's not the one you're thinking of ... In the state's capital, Porto Alegre, the Guaíba river is more than five meters above its normal level, breaking a record set in 1941 ... Citation ... ....

City streets overrun by flesh-eating piranhas after heavy flooding

Metro UK 18 May 2024
Videos show piranhas swimming flood water in Porto Alegre in the state of Rio Grande do Sul, while others lie dead on dry land ... A dead lies on a ledge in Porto Alegre (Picture ... Piranhas swimming in flood water Porto Alegre (Picture.

UAE president orders aid to Brazil after devastating floods

Madhyamam 18 May 2024
Dubai. President Sheikh Mohamed has directed aid to Brazil to assist those affected by severe floods ... The floods have devastated dozens of towns in Brazil, including Porto Alegre, where the city centre remains submerged ... ....

Death toll rises to 154 from south Brazil's weather catastrophe

Sina 18 May 2024
The Salgado Filho International Airport of Porto Alegre, the state capital, was flooded and closed with no reopening date specified. .

In Brazil's flooded south, secret mission recovered thousands of guns

Voa News 18 May 2024
... the floods in southern Brazil contend they were misled into participating in an operation to remove several thousand firearms from the airport of Rio Grande do Sul state's capital, Porto Alegre.

Brazil's Porto Alegre: a flood disaster waiting to happen

Atchison Globe 17 May 2024
Porto Alegre, the Brazilian metropolis left submerged after torrential rains, had been lulled into a "false sense" of security by a vast but aging system of flood defenses, an urban drainage engineer told AFP ... .

Uprooted by Brazil floods, foreign refugees 'start all over again'

The Star 17 May 2024
PORTO ALEGRE, Brazil (Reuters) - Tens of thousands of ...

In Brazil's flooded south, a secret mission to recover thousands of guns from an airport

Star Tribune 17 May 2024
A group of volunteers working to save people from the floods in southern Brazil claim they were misled into participating in an operation to remove several thousand firearms from the airport of Rio Grande do Sul state's capital Porto Alegre ... .