Rio De Janeiro, Jun 24: The torrential floods which ripped through the cities in north eastern Brazil claimed 44 lives. Around 600 people went missing and rescue operations still goes on.
The days of heavy rain left more than 40,000 people homeless, informed the state emergency officials. Rescue operators are a little relieved by the easing of rians and they can reach some isolated towns by boat and helicopter.
Federal Government announced an aid of $56 milion in food, medicine and other aid. Troops and state rescuers have started delivering thousands of baskets of food and other supplies sent by the federal government. Their operations were hampered as the floods have erased roads and railway tracks and torn bridges.
The heavy rains affected the states of Alagoas and Pernambuco, the most. Whole villages and even a train station have been swept away in the floods.