Last Updated: Friday, December 13, 2013

Flooding in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil kills 3

Flooding in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil has claimed lives of at least three people and displaced more than 2,000 people this week.

Baixada Fluminense located between the Atlantic Ocean and the mountains of Rio de Janeiro is believed to be worst affected by recent floods.

According to local medias, Baixada Fluminense flood has damaged more than 400 houses.

Mayor Eduardo Paes has urged people to stay indoors and avoid the streets.

Below is a YouTube video of flooding in Rio de Janeiro prepared by CNN.

Flooding in Brazil's drought-stricken Bahia state killed at least eleven people three days ago. Flash floods and landslides are common in much of Brazil. Illegal construction, deforestation and unregulated housing has been blamed for devastating effects of the flooding in Brazil by IUCN.

Flooding in Rio de Janeiro in 2011 had claimed lives of at least 903 people and caused damage of 2.0 billion Reais. It was the worst weather-related natural disaster in Brazilian history.

Original post: Natural Disasters List December 13, 2013