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.
You should check here to buy the best price guaranteed products.
Airlines could hike charges on overweight baggage because passengers are getting heavier, according to an industry expert
Battling COVID-19 work burnout
Coronavirus latest news: Study finds Covid may lead to loss of brain tissue
Records show how a South Carolina couple allegedly carried out a murderous rampage across the U.S.
This is what you should buy on Amazon before Prime Day
CG: PHI@SF - 6/18/21