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Weather Alert-Brazil

The Situation:

The National Institute of Meteorology issued Red (Risk of Flooding) and Orange (Heavy Rains) Alerts for heavy rainfall for most of São Paulo, Brazil. A large thunderstorm system is bringing periods of heavy rainfall to most of the area through 31 January. The expected rainfall will likely cause flooding, rising river levels, and possible landslides.

Possible Effects:

  • Heavy rain and storm force winds

  • Heavy rain which may reduce visibility a times and cause flooding

  • Strong winds which may knock down trees and hinder recovery efforts

  • Traffic delays and poor road conditions

  • Cancelled, delayed, or rerouted flights

  • Dangerous driving conditions on bridges, especially during periods of strong winds and gusts

  • Power outages in homes and places of work

Mitigating Measures to Apply:

  • Check with the destination (i.e. accommodations, work sites, etc.) to ensure they are open and operating

  • Monitor local news and weather media for updates

  • Allow extra time for travel to and from the destination and airport

  • Use extreme caution when traveling near coastal areas and over bridges

  • Keep extra bottled water in lodging

  • Keep electronics charged and maintain contact throughout the remainder of the trip

  • Confirm flight itinerary prior to departure to the airport

  • Enroll in a Safe Traveler program to receive warnings from your preferred embassy

DISCLAIMER and Hold Harmless Disclaimer: LSDS™ gathers information from multiple sources and offers insight and perspective to travelers. Sources cannot be validated for accuracy in every instance. Travelers assume all risk associated with their travel and are responsible for the decisions associated with travel and for their own safety. Users of this reference document agree, to hold harmless LSDS™ (LLC) its employees and clients associated with any risk or injury incurred during travel.


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