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Deadly Floods Affect 80 Towns in South Brazil

Posted by feww on June 13, 2014

EXTREME WEATHER & CLIMATIC EVENTS
EXTREME RAIN EVENTS
DEADLY FLOODS
MAJOR DISASTER
SCENARIOS 444, 023
STATE OF EMERGENCY
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Deadly Floods Kill Dozens, Destroy or Damage Thousands of Homes in Southern Brazil

Extreme Rain Events have triggered sever flooding in Brazil’s southern state of Parana since Monday, killing dozens of people and destroying or damaging about 6,500 homes. The floods have affected tens of thousands of people across 80 towns, officials said.

The floods have destroyed much of the public infra structure in the region, washing out roads and bridges and prompting authorities to declare  states of emergency is multiple towns.

One of the worst affected towns is the state capital of Curitiba, one of a dozen cities hosting the 2014 Fifa World Cup Brazil.

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Frost Damages Nearly Fifth of Brazil Sugar Cane Crop

Posted by feww on August 1, 2013

EXCLUSIVE: Frosts devastated large areas of Brazil’s top sugar-cane states: Analyst

Vast areas in three of Brazil’s top sugar-cane states were devastated by severe early morning frosts on July 24 and 25, Datagro told Reuters.

The disaster occurred at a time when more than half of Brazil’s expected record 590-million-ton crop remains unharvested, said the report.

Some 65 million metric tons, or 18 percent of the unharvested cane was damaged by the frost, Datagro told Reuters.

“We don’t know how much of the affected … cane has been lost yet; we should know in about a week… In some cases the ratoons (young shoots) were hit and will need to be replanted, so the impact will carry over into next year’s crop.”

The worst affected areas were the states of Parana, Mato Grosso do Sul and Paranapanema Valley in Sao Paulo.

sugar cane crop damaged by frost
The brown rot setting in to the growing point of cane, indicates that the plant will loose its sugar content and die within a month. (Credit: Renee du Preez) via ABC Rural Au.

Full report posted HERE.

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