Flooding and evacuations ongoing across northeastern Brazil
Heavy rainfall has resulted in flooding and damage across Alagoas, Paraiba, and Pernambuco states.
The National Institute of Meteorology (Inmet) has issued orange (middle level on a three-tier scale) heavy rainfall warnings across parts of eastern Alagoas and far southeastern Pernambuco states; rainfall of 3-6 cm (1-2 inches) per hour is forecast. Yellow heavy rain warnings are in place across central Alagoas, far eastern Paraiba, and eastern Pernambuco states. Additional rainfall will likely lead to further rises in river levels and could trigger flooding in areas where the ground is already saturated.
Recife airport is operating normally, with visual flight conditions and excellent visibility. There is no accumulation of water in any operational area and there are no closed areas.
Monitor local media for updated emergency and weather information. Seek updated information on weather and road conditions before driving or routing shipments through areas where severe weather is forecast.
Recommendations in case of being inside the affected are:
- keep important documents and necessary medications in waterproof containers.
- secure your passport in a safe, waterproof location
- keep in contact with your friends and family
- monitor the media and local sources
- follow the advice of local authorities
Review contingency plans and be prepared to move quickly to shelters if evacuation orders are issued. Charge battery-powered devices in the case of prolonged electricity outages.