Deadly floods in Brazil after heavy rainfall

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Tuesday, February 1, 2022

Map of São Paulo state within Brazil.
Image: User:TUBS.
João Doria.
Image: Governo do Estado de São Paulo.

The state of São Paulo in Brazil has been inundated with heavy rainfall since Friday, causing the deaths of at least 24 people and displacing thousands more.

With no fewer than 27 cities impacted, the state Governor, João Doria, said on Sunday that emergency services were being assembled to help the affected cities. According to the government, half a million families have been displaced and forced to leave their homes. Highways and roads have been inaccessible.

São Paulo is Brazil's most populous state and is home to the most populous city in the country, São Paulo.