A two-year-old girl died today (7) after the collapse of a property caused by the heavy rains that have been falling since Tuesday afternoon in Rio de Janeiro. According to the Fire Department, the property was in the Chácara do Céu community, in the Tijuca neighborhood, in the north zone. After being triggered, firefighters searched for victims, but the child was found lifeless under the rubble.
The Secretary of State for Civil Defense (Sedec-RJ) and the Fire Department are monitoring rainfall throughout the state. Firefighters alone responded to more than 170 incidents related to the rains throughout the state of Rio de Janeiro, including cutting down trees, flooding, flooding and rescuing people.
State Civil Defense agents are in permanent contact with city halls, providing support when occurrences go beyond the response capacity of municipal management – which has not yet happened.
The State Center for Monitoring and Alerting on Natural Disasters (Cemaden-RJ) monitors weather conditions and rainfall levels, sending alerts to regions in case of risks.
The capital, the Baixada Fluminense, the metropolitan, mountain and coastal regions present a high and very high hydrological risk at this time. And there is also a geological risk in the metropolitan, mountain and coastal regions.
The current scenario is of moderate to very heavy rainfall in the capital, metropolitan region, Baixada Litorânea, and in the North and Northwest regions of the State.
For the next few hours, the forecast is for moderate to heavy rain in all regions of the state of Rio.