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 1102465
Death: 0
Displaced: 11250
Countries: Brazil
From - To 08 Feb - 26 Feb

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Brazil - Floods and landslides (ECHO 23 Feb 2024)Fri, 23 Feb 2024 11:24

  • Heavy rainfall has been affecting southern Brazil, in particular the Rio Grande Do Sul State and the Rio de Janeiro State since 21 February, causing floods, flash floods and triggering landslides that have resulted in casualties and damage.
  • Media report, as of 23 February, nine fatalities, of which four in Barra do Piraí Municipality, Rio de Janeiro State, two in Japeri Municipality and three more across the Nova Iguaçu Municipality, Rio Grande Do Sul State. In addition, media also report nearly 550 displaced people across Nova Iguaçu and Japeri Municipalities.
  • Over the next 48 hours, more heavy rainfall with locally very heavy rainfall is still forecast over the whole Rio de Janeiro State while no more rainfall is forecast over most of the Rio Grande Do Sul State.
Brazil - Floods (ECHO 28 Feb 2024)Wed, 28 Feb 2024 11:30

  • Heavy rainfall has been affecting western Brazil, in particular the Acre State, bordering with Peru and Bolivia since 25 February, causing floods and rivers overflow, that have resulted in population evacuation and damage.
  • 17 municipalities (out of 22) across the Acre State have been affected, where the state of emergency was declared by the Governor of Acre.
  • The WHO/PAHO and the Government of Acre report, as of 28 February, a total of approximately 11,300 evacuated people, many of these to 46 shelters throughout nine of the affected municipalities.
  • Over the next 72 hours, more heavy rainfall is still forecast over the whole already affected Acre State.
Santa Catarina State, Brazil, Late February 2024The city of Joinville in Santa Catarina State, Brazil, declared a state of emergency after heavy rainfall caused flooding and landslides from 24 February 2024.Tue 27 Feb 2024FloodList provided by Copernicus GLOFAS
Detailed event map. European Union, 2024. Map produced by EC-JRC.
The boundaries and the names shown on this map do not imply official endorsement or acceptance by the European Union.

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For this events, GDACS has links to information from the following sources: EC-JRC (36), (2), NASA (7), WMO (1), INFORM (2),