Brazil's Flood: Death's Rise to 110 and 19 are Still Missing
mazevedo | November 29, 2008 at 03:59 pmby
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The number of deaths caused by rain that reaches Santa Catarina since the end of last week already reaches 110, according to Civil Defense reported this Saturday (29).
78,707 are homeless and displaced - 27,410 homeless and 51,297 homeless.
In all, more than 1.5 million people were affected by the rains.
The rain is expected to continue throughout this weekend and into next week making it harder for the cities affected to recover. New landslides are still expected in the state of Santa Catarina therefore several areas have been evacuated. It is said that in just 4 days the state has got an amount of rain it usually gets in 4 months. The Department of Health of Santa Catarina is already preparing itself and asking for donations in order to acquire equipment to fight against leptospirosis which is a really common disease in flooded areas. Volunteers who want to help can fill out a registration in the government site www.saude.sc.gov.br, the campaign has until now had a really good turnout and had several doctors and nurses recruited so far.
Public donations have also already raised $3.5 million U.S. Dollars and 800 tons of food and clothing.
Bellow are the accounts for donations:
- Bank / Sicoob SC - 756 - Agency 1005, Current Account 2008-7
Caixa Economica Federal - Agency 1877, Operation 006, account 80.000-8
Banco do Brasil - Agency 3582-3, Current Account 80.000-7
Besco - 068-0 agency, Current Account 80.000-0.
Bradesco S / A - 237 Agency 0348-4, Current Account 160.000-1
Itau S / A - 341, Agency 0289, Account competition 69971-2
SICREDI - 748, Agency 2603, Current Account 3500-9
Santander - 033, Agency 1227, Current Account 430000052
Name of the legal entity is State Fund of Civil Defense, CNPJ - 04.426.883/0001-57.
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