The death toll from the heavy rains that hit the state of Pernambuco rose to 56, according to a bulletin released this afternoon (29) by the state government.
The rains hit the state since last Wednesday (25) and left 3,957 people homeless. There are also, according to the government of Pernambuco, another 56 people missing in the municipalities of Recife and Olinda. Since Friday (27), more than 46,000 calls have been made by phone 193, informed the state administration.
This morning, Governor Paulo Câmara gathered his secretariat and the heads of the military commands to monitor and reinforce actions in the metropolitan regions of Recife, Zona da Mata and Agreste, the most affected by the rains. The government informs that, at the moment, there are 12 slip points being monitored by the teams.
The tragedy caused by the rains caused the municipalities of Jaboatão dos Guararapes and Recife to declare a state of emergency. “It is very sad what has been happening, not only in our municipality, but in the metropolitan region and in other cities in the state, with loss of life and so many families homeless. We are putting our entire team to help these people right now. The volume of rain was unexpected, above the average of the last 30 years”, said Mayor Mano Medeiros, from Jaboatão dos Guararapes.
This morning, a delegation of federal government ministers flew over the state. President Jair Bolsonaro announced on his social media that he will go to Pernambuco tomorrow (30) to “better learn about the tragedy” caused by the rains in Greater Recife.