Flooding in one of the Brazilian cities - Sao Paulo

For the past few days, both on the southern Brazil have fallen torrential rains, which resulted in severe flooding. Most suffered one of the biggest Brazilian cities - São Paulo.

Photographs in this collection were made on Tuesday, December 8 a flooded market of Sao Paulo, which sells fruit.

In the south of Brazil floods caused by heavy rainfall. Only in the last few days last week fell more than a third of the monthly norm of precipitation. In the picture - workers collect watermelons on a flooded city market December 8, 2009 in Sao Paulo. (Reuters Pictures)

As a result of heavy rains and landslides in southern Brazil over the banks of the river flooded the set of premises, depriving thousands of asylum. (Reuters Pictures)

According to local authorities, the greatest impact of elements came in São Paulo - one of Brazil's largest cities, where the rain did not stop for several days. In the picture - watermelon on a flooded wholesale fruit market in Sao Paulo on December 8th. (Reuters Pictures)

Due to the heavy rain on Tuesday two major rivers flowing through the city of Sao Paulo burst their banks in several areas causing extensive flooding. (Reuters Pictures)

Floods paralyze traffic in the city. River, coming from the banks and flooded several major highways. (Reuters Pictures)

The length of one of the traffic jams in Sao Paulo exceeded one hundred kilometers. The city authorities announced a state of emergency. (Reuters Pictures)

To combat the effects of floods thrown hundreds of rescuers. In an operation involving helicopters and other special equipment. (Reuters Pictures)

As a result of heavy rains and landslides in southern Brazil, killing at least 20 people. According to local authorities, six people, including four children, were victims of flooding in the city underground. (Reuters Pictures)

While the total number affected by the floods have not yet been established. At present, the rescue operation is carried out to find the missing, as well as the recovery of bodies. (Reuters Pictures)

Total of emergency was declared in more than 130 Brazilian cities. Some amount of water in the rivers has increased by 10 m above its average level. (Reuters Pictures)

This is the second time since the beginning of the month, when natural disasters cause loss of life in the south-east of Brazil. (Reuters Pictures)

In early December, heavy rains have also led to multiple landslides in the largest metropolis of South America. Then, in Sao Paulo and its suburbs killed 15 people. (Reuters Pictures)


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