At least 113 occurrences between landslides, partial and total landslides, toppling, and flooding were registered by the Manaus Civil Defense. A new balance of damage caused by rain was announced Saturday night (28). Severe storms hit the city Friday night (27). Two people died.
Twenty-four hours after the start of the storm, many families still consider losses. Late Saturday afternoon, a group of residents in the affected areas protested.
According to the city assembly, the Secretariat for Social Welfare and Citizenship (Semask) provides socio-economic assistance to families affected by the storm and checks the vulnerability of each.
Rain above the historical average
The amount of rainfall recorded over a two-hour period in Manaus exceeded the historical average rainfall usually recorded for September, which is 74 mm, according to the National Institute of Meteorology (INMET).
Meteorologist AM explains torrential rain in Manaus
The Civil Defense reported that the capital's rainfall at around 22:30 was 74.2 mm. In the Eastern zone, the index reached 131 mm.
In the Redendio neighborhood of Midwest Manaus, a crater opened up on the street during rain. Due to the Rua Monteikiro crater, vehicle traffic had to be diverted, which also affected the transit lines serving the region.
In 24 hours it rained more than double what is usually recorded in September
At Margarita Avenue, in the neighborhood of Nova Kidade, North Zone, for example, at around 8 pm, a gas station structure collapsed. The accident also caused damage to the facade of the cafeteria in the immediate vicinity of the facility. No one was hurt.
In the residential district of Aleksico, South Central, the work of a private hospital left the street. The mud also reached the houses.
Map shows rain-affected neighborhoods in Manaus – Photo: Amazon Network
On Rio Madeira Street, in Conjunto Viralves, water infiltrated the parking lot of residential apartments and caused damage to vehicles and a crater was formed at the site.
Municipal Civil Defense reports that landslides have been registered in the settlements of Gilberto Matricino, Aleksico, Nova Esperanza and Riccio Doce 2. A landslide has also been reported in the same group, and six floods have been reported in Mutirjo, Zumbi, Armando Sjodejo, Armando Mendezo and Fatima's Lady.
Two men died during the storm, which began Friday night. The body of a 68-year-old man who had fallen into a stream in the Petropolis neighborhood, south of Manaus, was found Saturday morning (28).
Rain causes 2 deaths, landslides and floods in Manaus
In the Eastern Zone, a 45-year-old man drowned after falling into a manhole. The 25th Interactive Community Company (Fikom) reported that the man's body was found trapped in a tree by the popular Beribau Baiano Street. Relatives of the victim reported to police that the man was drunk at the time of the accident.