06 Jan '12, 9pm

Flooding in Southeastern Brazil [image] #NASA

Flooding in Southeastern Brazil [image] #NASA

View Image Comparison View Both Images Floods, landslides, and a burst levee forced thousands from their homes in southeastern Brazil in early January 2012. Days of heavy rain inundated parts of the state of Minas Gerais, claiming several lives, and forcing more than 60 towns and cities to declare a state of emergency, according to news reports. In northeastern Rio de Janeiro State, flood waters tore through a levee on the River Muriaé, and high water headed toward the city of Campos. Meanwhile, The Rio Times reported that the entire state was on maximum alert. Fast-moving flood waters carry heavy loads of mud and debris. Not surprisingly, a sediment plume occurred along the Atlantic coast in the wake of the heavy inland rains. The Moderate Resolution Imaging Spectroradiometer (MODIS) on NASA’s Aqua satellite captured the top image on January 6, 2012. For comparison, the b...

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