The federal government announced the dispatch of teams from the Ministry of Regional Development, the Ministry of Citizenship, the Ministry of Defense and the Armed Forces to provide assistance to local authorities and families affected by the heavy rains in Greater Recife. As informações foram divulgadas pelo presidente Jair Bolsonaro em sua conta no Twitter.
The president wrote that he ordered the Ministry of Regional Development to carry out uninterrupted monitoring of the situation in Pernambuco and other states in the Northeast.
In Greater Recife alone, the number of people who died since Monday (23) as a result of the storms reached 33. Of this total, 28 died in landslides that occurred between dawn and this Saturday morning (28). In a statement, the government of Pernambuco reported that the Operations Center of the Civil Defense Coordination of the State of Pernambuco received from the municipalities the registration of at least 516 homeless people and 249 homeless.
The president also informed that, after an overflight in affected areas in the state of Alagoas, the government published the federal recognition of emergency in 13 municipalities and made a first immediate release of R$ 2.5 million for relief actions and humanitarian assistance in the two cities. in more critical situations.
“Our deepest condolences and solidarity to the victims of this sad disaster, as well as the families who had their property destroyed by the rains. It is a difficult time for everyone. We will do everything in our power to ease this pain,” Bolsonaro wrote.
The forecast is that it will continue to rain heavily from today to tomorrow (29) in the states of Alagoas, Pernambuco, Paraíba and Rio Grande do Norte, with rainfall that can reach up to 100 mm. The alert for landslides and flooding in the region is of Great Danger, the maximum level.