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This Week Weather Headlines Include Mass Flooding

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Mass flooding in Brazil, a major wildfire burning in western Canada, and a cool lava flow in Indonesia are some of this weather headlines of the last few days. Here is a look at what is happening around the world.

Deadly Brazil Flood

Over 100 people have been confirmed dead after massive amounts of moisture unleashed flooding across southern Brazil. The state of Rio Grande do Sul is ground zero for the deluge of precipitation.

In addition to the confirmed fatalities, there are also about 140 people still reported as missing. Officials are warning that the Brazil flood death toll will likely rise considerably.

The onslaught of storms has affected over 2 million Brazilians, including the displacement of thousands of individuals. Brazil's state-run news agency also reported that over 2,000 animals have been rescued in Rio Grande do Sol since the flooding began.

The Brazilian government is estimating that it will cost the equivalent of $3.7 billion U.S. dollars to rebuild. Entire neighborhoods have been destroyed at the hands of the raging waters with several roadways completely underwater.

The Brazil flood event is also creeping into the neighboring country of Uruguay. There have been over 1,300 displaced by the flooding in Uruguay.


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