Overall Green alert Flood
in Brazil

Event summary

This flood can have a low humanitarian impact based on the magnitude and the affected population and their vulnerability.

GDACS ID FL 1101881
Death: 13
Displaced: 3695
Countries: Brazil
From - To 05 Mar - 23 Mar


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Brazil - Floods (ECHO 08 Mar 2023)Wed, 08 Mar 2023 11:25

  • Since 5 March, heavy rain hit the Municipality of Bandeirantes in the north of the State of Paraná (southern Brazil), causing floods and resulting in displacement and damage.
  • According to media reports, at least 700 people have been displaced and 250 houses damaged. On 5 March, the Municipality of Bandeirantes declared a state of emergency following the flood events.
  • For the next 24 hours, moderate to heavy rain is forecast over the affected Municipality.
Brazil - Landslides and floods (ECHO 21 Mar 2023)Tue, 21 Mar 2023 10:28

  • Since the past week, heavy rain has affected several municipalities of Ceará State (north-eastern Brazil), causing floods, triggering landslides and leading to casualties and damage.
  • According to the authorities of Ceará State, three people died, two have been injured, and two others were rescued following a landslide in Aratuba Municipality (northeastern Ceará) occurred on 16 March. In addition, 50 people have been evacuated and 15 houses damaged.
  • In Itapipoca City, 30 families have been preventively evacuated due to floods and landslides, while several municipalities have been declared under a state of emergency after heavy rainfall.
  • For the next 24 hours, moderate to heavy rainfall with isolated thunderstorms is forecast over the affected State.
Brazil - Floods and landslides, update (ECHO 23 Mar 2023)Thu, 23 Mar 2023 10:16

  • Heavy rainfall continued to affect north-eastern Brazil (in particular Ceara, Maranhao, Para, Pernambuco, and Piau States) over the last week, causing floods and triggering landslides that have resulted in casualties and damage.
  • In Maranhão State, media report, as of 23 March, six fatalities, of which three in Açailândia City due to floods and two in Santa Luzia Municipality due to a landslide. Around 800 displaced families were reported across the State. More than 400 displaced families were also reported across Pará State. Furthermore, media report several evacuated families throughout Pernambuco State.
  • Over the next 24 hours, more heavy rainfall is forecast over the already affected State, except over Pernambuco State.
Pará State, Brazil, March 2023The municipalities of Marabá and Itupiranga in Pará State, Brazil, declared an emergency on 21 March 2023 due to rising levels in the Tocantins and Itacaiúnas rivers. Local authorities in Marabá said more than 400 households were displaced. The rivers have been rising for some time prior to the evacuations.Wed 22 Mar 2023FloodList provided by Copernicus GloFAS
Detailed event map. European Union, 2023. Map produced by EC-JRC.
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