2011 Rio de Janeiro floods and mudslides
|Affected City/Cities||Nova Friburgo, Petrópolis, Sumidouro, Teresópolis|
|Affected State/States||State of Rio de Janeiro|
|Type||Flooding and tsunami|
- A series of floods and mudslides took place in January 2011 in several towns of the Mountainous Region (Região Serrana), in the Brazilian state of Rio de Janeiro. Worst-hit were the cities of Teresópolis, Nova Friburgo, Petrópolis and Sumidouro, where casualties occurred. The floods have caused at least 506 deaths so far. The combination of floods, mudslides and landslides in Rio de Janeiro has become the worst natural disaster in Brazilian history.
- Wikipedia:January 2011 Rio de Janeiro floods and mudslides
Facts about "2011 Rio de Janeiro floods and mudslides"
|Area affected||Nova Friburgo +, Petrópolis +, Sumidouro +, Teresópolis +, State of Rio de Janeiro + and Brazil +|
|City||Nova Friburgo +, Petrópolis +, Sumidouro + and Teresópolis +|
|Emergency type||Flooding and tsunami +|
|Start date||11 January 2011 +|
|StateProvince||State of Rio de Janeiro +|
|Twitter hashtag||#SOSBrazil +|