Brazil likely to experience more rain after devastating floods

Over 400,000 people have been forced from their homes as a result of the torrential downpour.

More heavy rain is expected in Brazil’s already submerged state of Rio Grande do Sul, where a large population of displaced people lacks the means to relocate to less hazardous areas.

The national meteorological agency of Brazil released a message on Friday afternoon indicating that over 15 centimeters of rain could fall over the course of the weekend.

According to meteorologists, there’s also a good chance that the Patos lagoon, which is close to Porto Alegre, the state capital, will see rising water levels and stronger winds.

According to local authorities, since the floods started last week, at least 126 people have died and 141 more are missing.

Over 400,000 people have been forced from their houses as a result of the heavy rains; 70,000 of them are taking temporary shelter in gyms, schools, and other places.

The UN Refugee Agency is distributing blankets and mattresses. It is sending additional items, such as emergency shelters, kitchen sets, blankets, solar lamps and hygiene kits, from its stockpiles in northern Brazil and elsewhere in the region.