Brazil: Flooding In Rio

AP Photo - Rio Mudslides
AP Photo – Rio Mudslides

RIO DE JANEIRO – Heavy rains that started Monday left the city flooded by Tuesday morning. Rains continued throughout Tuesday into Wednesday morning. A brief respite this morning has been shadowed by forecasts predicting more rain to come.

Death toll is up to 110, with at least 60 people confirmed missing. Potential mudslides threaten up to 10,000 residents in the city. Mayor Eduardo Paes said he will be strict about relocating in-danger families – most of which are located in the city slums. Death toll is predicted to rise if rains do not let up.

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