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2011 Brazil FLOOD, MUDSLIDES - INDEX

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Facility Type: Info/Hotline
Status: Open

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, BR 00000

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Mission: WIKIPEDIA coverage -
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/2011_Brazilian_floods





This organization provides Temporary or Permanent Service? Temporary

Notes:

MEDIA coverage -

Volunteers rise up to aid Brazil flood relief work
January 17, 2011
http://www.pittsburghlive.com/x/pittsburghtrib/news/nation-world/s_718487.html
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Military uses choppers to help Brazil flood victims
January 17, 2011
http://www.mb.com.ph/articles/298896/military-uses-choppers-help-brazil-flood-victims
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Brazil flood death toll climbs
16/01/2011
http://www.bangkokpost.com/breakingnews/216644/brazil-mourns-as-flood-death-toll-climbs
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Troops arrive as flooding deaths increase in Brazil
(mudslides and avalanches in Teresopolis, Brazil)
January 16, 2011
http://www.cnn.com/2011/WORLD/americas/01/16/brazil.flooding/index.html?section=cnn_latest
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Brazil Flooding Leaves 555 Dead as Rio Declares Official Mourning Period
Jan 15, 2011
http://www.bloomberg.com/news/2011-01-15/brazil-flooding-leaves-555-dead-as-rio-declares-official-mourning-period.html

To contact the reporters on this story:
Adriana Brasileiro in Rio de Janeiro at abrasileiro @ bloomberg.net;
Alexander Cuadros in Sao Paulo at acuadros @ bloomberg.net
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600+ dead in Brazil flooding
Jan. 15, 2011
http://www.upi.com/Top_News/World-News/2011/01/15/Brazils-morgues-filled-from-flooding/UPI-15121295099244/

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http://www.upi.com/Top_News/World-News/2011/01/12/Floods-mudslides-kill-245-in-Brazil/UPI-17461294859157/
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Brazil flood and mudslide deaths rise as rescue goes on
13 January 2011
http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-latin-america-12180079
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Brazil Floods, Mudslides Claim At Least 13 Lives (PHOTOS)
01-11-11
http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2011/01/11/brazil-floods-mudslides-k_n_807528.html#s222302

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coverage -
http://www.daylife.com/article/06NIbgN4HU20z
http://www.reuters.com/places/brazil

http://www.csmonitor.com/World/Americas/2011/0114/Blame-game-begins-in-wake-of-deadly-Brazil-floods
http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/41091210/ns/world_news-americas/

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Other -
Brazil Institute - actively involved in various media
http://brazilportal.wordpress.com/
http://www.brazilnews.net/
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AREAS EFFECTED -
Nova Friburgo (devastated - hardest hit)

Petropolis (hardest hit)
town named after Brazilian monarch Pedro II

Serrana region just north of Rio
Rio de Janeiro state
city of Rio de Janeiro
village of Brejal

Sao Paulo state (southeastern region)
city of Sao Paulo

Sumidouro

Teresopolis (hardest hit)
village of Campo Grande
Fazenda Alpina

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LOCATIONS -
soccer field in Friburgo
refuge in Pedrao gymnasium in Teresopolis

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RIVERs -
Ipiranga River

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ORGANIZATIONS on the ground:

Army -
military set up a tent field hospital

Brazilian air force -
(installing a communication center in Itaipava)

Brazilian Navy - (helicopter rescue teams)
sending a field hospital

National guardsmen and soldiers

U.S. Embassy in Brasilia -
located at SES Avenida das Nacoes, quadra 801, lote 3, Brasilia, DF, CEP: 70.403-900 (tel. 55-61-3312-7000), (fax 55-61-3225-9136). Internet: http://brasilia.usembassy.gov/

Red Cross -
Herculano AbrahÃo, leads the Red Cross unit in the TeresÃpolis gym shelter.
The Red Cross in Rio de Janeiro says it has received 150 tons of non-perishables, hygiene products, mattresses, and blankets

Health and Civil Defense Departments -
http://www.defesacivil.sp.gov.br/v2010/portal_defesacivil/index.asp
Sao Paulo state civil defense

Vale SA (lending heavy machinery - help with rescue efforts)

police stations and churches

Amateur radio operators

CRS - Catholic Relief Services (active in Haiti)
http://crs.org/brazil/flood-emergency/

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ON STANDBY to deploy -
Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints
http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/home/51054464-76/victims-brazil-brazilian-flood.html.csp

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OTHER RESOURCES -

Brazil’s Center for Weather Forecasting and Climatic Studies
(CPTEC) coordinator Gustavo Escobar
http://www.cptec.inpe.br/

Inmet
http://www.inmet.gov.br/

Brazil’s Agriculture Ministry
http://www.agricultura.gov.br/

CRED - Centre for Research on the Epidemiology of Disasters
http://www.cred.be/

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World Health Organization -
http://topics.bloomberg.com/world-health-organization/

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RESOURCES -
Victims will be allowed to withdraw money from their government-run severance and disability accounts, known as FGTS, to rebuild their homes or relocate, Labor Minister Carlos Lupi said in Brasilia Jan. 13

Rio’s state government will help as many as 6,000 families that lost houses pay rent, will set up two field hospitals in the area and is sending 7.3 metric tons of medication and other materials to assist victims

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MAPS etc.

http://www.state.gov/r/pa/ei/bgn/35640.htm
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Brazil
List of municipalities in Rio de Janeiro
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_municipalities_in_Rio_de_Janeiro
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Rio_de_Janeiro
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Petr%C3%B3polis
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Teres%C3%B3polis
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Nova_Friburgo

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Note:
They are under increasing pressure to show a strong response. Brazil is scheduled to host the World Cup in 2014 and the 2016 Olympics.

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EMBASSY of Brazil at:
http://www.citizencommandcenter.org/shelters/show/7547

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Created At: Sun Jan 16 20:14:20 -0700 2011
Updated At: Mon Jan 17 16:56:33 -0700 2011
Updated By: DNug


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