Heavy rains have caused floods, blackouts, landslides and at
least one death in Rio de Janeiro.
The city’s emergency operations center reports on its website
that the storm Monday night flooded several downtown streets and
the Maracana stadium, site of the final game of the 2014 World Cup
and major ceremonies of the 2016 Olympic games.
The website report says that several poor hillside communities
suffered minor landslides, with no deaths.
An official from the fire department said a body was found in a
flooded area downtown. The official could not be quoted by name
under departmental policy.
The electrical utility company said a tree fell, leaving the
city’s west side without power.