Drone captures devastating floods in Brazil

In the entire state of Amazonas, more than 400,000 people were affected by floods, said the state's civil protection service, many of whom were evacuated when the water level rose.
The Rio Negro rose by about 3 centimeters daily and on Monday the streets in the center of Manaus were already under water, according to the town hall.
"The water level is ... the third highest in the city's history. If it continues like this, it will pass the record flood of 2012," said Mayor spokesman Emerson Quaresma.
While rainfall varies from year to year, climate change has brought particularly heavy rainy years and also very dry years that harm agriculture, said Philip Fearnside, an ecologist at the National Institute for Amazon Research in Manaus.
Deforestation in the Amazon can also contribute to long-term change, but does not affect rainfall year after year, he said.

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