The city council of Palmas, South of Paraná, declared an emergency situation, due to the damage suffered by the rains, mainly in agriculture. The document is published in the Official Gazette this Tuesday (14). The situation must also be recognized by the State government, which can allocate resources for services, mainly on rural roads, which are seriously damaged. According to the president of the City Council, Marcos Gomes, who has temporarily held the role of mayor for the last ten days, the estimated losses exceed R$95 million, mainly in agriculture.
The Civil Defense of Paraná reported earlier this month that at least 27 municipalities in the state are in an emergency situation: Boa Esperança do Iguaçu, Capitão Leônidas Marques, Clevelândia, Contenda, Espigão Alto do Iguaçu, Faxinal, Guamiranga, Imbituva, Ipiranga, Manoel Ribas, Nova Esperança do Sudoeste, Nova Laranjeiras, Nova Prata do Iguaçu, Pato Branco, Pérola do Oeste, Pitanga, Ponta Grossa, Prudentópolis, Rio Branco do Sul, Salto do Lontra, Santa Izabel do Oeste, Santa Maria do Oeste, São João, Saudade do Iguaçu, Sulina, Verê and Virmond.
The balance also shows that the storms recorded in Paraná have already hit 131 cities over the last few days, with at least 93,037 people being affected by the heavy rains in the state. Of these, 1,079 are homeless (in need of public shelter) and 4,926 are homeless (taking refuge in the homes of relatives or friends). With RBJ Portal
(Tatiane Bertolino/Sou Agro)