The recent floods and landslides in Rio de Janeiro state
The death toll in Brazil's worst flood disaster tops 800 people.
President of Brazil Dilma Rousseff, speaking at a joint press conference with Rio de Janeiro state governor Sérgio Cabral, vows to build 8,000 houses to be given free to people made homeless by the recent floods and landslides in Rio de Janeiro state.
The disaster is declared Brazil's worst ever as the death toll exceeds 500, with additional people missing and more fatalities expected. [https:--news.yahoo.com-s-afp-20110114-wl_afp-brazilweatherflood (AFP via Yahoo! News)] [http:--english.aljazeera.net-news-americas-2011-01-20111140122621565.html (Al Jazeera)] [https:--vancouversun.com-news-Brazil+flood+deaths+rise+rescuers+struggle-4097204-story.html ("Vancouver Sun")]date=May 2020