A total of 63 people have been killed as the result of Brazil flooding, TASS reported.
Most of the dead - 52 people - are registered in the state of Minas Gerais, where a state of emergency is declared in more than one hundred municipalities. Almost 29 thousand residents were evacuated from their homes due to the threat of floods and landslides, more than four thousand are left homeless.
Nine people died in neighboring State of Espirito Santo, when 13 thousand residents were forced to leave their homes, of which 1.5 thousand were in need of new housing. According to estimates by state governor Renato Casagrandi, about 500 million reais (about $ 125 million) will be needed to recover from the flood.
Two more people died in northern Rio de Janeiro. Mass evacuation of residents from the affected areas is also carried out, affecting 13 thousand people.
Heavy precipitation in the northern, central and southeastern parts of the country during the summer is seasonal and is repeated annually with varying degrees of intensity. They are caused by the movement of warm humid air from the equatorial forests of the Amazon in the south-east direction, towards the Atlantic Ocean.