Thursday, January 27, 2011


Brazil floods: 8,000 free homes for victims

Houses destroyed by floods in the village of Areal, Rio de Janeiro StateThe flooding is considered the worst natural disaster Brazil has ever suffered.

Brazil says it is going to build 8,000 houses to give free to poor people made homeless by floods and landslides in Rio de Janeiro state this month.
President Dilma Rousseff said 6,000 homes would be paid for by the state and federal governments.
The other 2,000 would be donated by a consortium of construction companies. Ms Rousseff said there would also be heavy investment in flood prevention measures. More than 830 people died in the floods and landslides.
They struck in a mountainous region north of Rio de Janeiro. Another 540 people are still missing.
Sample picture below (just a random picture : )