At least twelve people were killed, as the governor of the state of Sao Paulo, Joao Doria, said in a television interview on Monday evening (local time). Previously, there had been confusion about the number of victims, the fire department had spoken in the afternoon of twelve, but later corrected to eleven. The rain began on Sunday and caused several rivers in the region around the city of one million to burst their banks.
Doria asked the population in the TV station BandNews to leave the houses only in the extreme emergency. However, people in less safe areas should get out of their homes to safety. "Between life or losing your lodge, choose your life," he. In the next two days the rain will continue, said Doria.
10.According to Doria, 000 civil defense personnel and 1,600 firefighters were deployed in Sao Paulo itself and in the region around the metropolis known as Grande Sao Paulo. In addition, the military police used 13 helicopters to search for people in need of help in the affected areas. Some areas had been transformed into island landscapes by the floodwater, which was meters high on the streets in some places. Rescue workers used boats and helicopters to reach people stuck there.