Authorities in the northeastern Brazil state of Recife said that at least 28 people died in the last 24 hours due to heavy rains that had been falling since Tuesday in the area of Recife. This is the capital of Pernambuco. .
Nine people died in a major landslide in Jardim Montverde on Saturday morning. It is located near the border of Recife, and Jaboatao dos Guararapes. Six more people were also killed in another landslide that occurred in Camaragibe. Two people died in Recife, and one in Jaboatao Dos Guararapes.
According to the latest report, 33 people have died in the state since Tuesday night's storm hit. According to the statement, five other deaths occurred during Tuesday's storm.
Nearly a thousand people were also affected by flooding and landslides from torrential rains. Social media videos show floods and collapsed houses in many municipalities.
According to the town hall, rainfall in Pernambuco's capital reached 236 millimeters between Friday night and Saturday morning. This is more than 70% of the total rainfall forecast for May in the city.
The Pernambuco Water and Climate Agency says that the situation could get worse as the rains are expected to continue for twenty-four hours.