Residents lose furniture and appliances after rainwater invades homes in Salvador; see neighborhoods where it rained the most | Bahia

Residents lose furniture and appliances after rainwater invades homes in Salvador; see neighborhoods where it rained the most | Bahia
Residents lose furniture and appliances after rainwater invades homes in Salvador; see neighborhoods where it rained the most | Bahia
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Residents lose furniture and appliances after rainwater invades homes in Salvador

Residents of the Vale das Pedrinhas neighborhood reported having lost appliances and furniture after rainwater, which has hit Salvador since the early hours of Tuesday (2), invaded some houses in the neighborhood. [Veja abaixo cenário em outros pontos da capital baiana].

One of those affected was Marcos Silva, who reported having monitored the situation during the early hours of the morning. However, when he lay down to sleep for 10 minutes, the volume of water increased and he was unable to remove his belongings from the property.

“That’s it all the time. When it rains, sewage water enters the house. And I want to renovate the house, make it look nice, but every year it ends up being finished”, lamented the resident.

1 of 5 Residents of a neighborhood in Salvador lose appliances and furniture after rainwater invades their homes — Photo: Reproduction/TV Bahia
Neighborhood residents in Salvador lose appliances and furniture after rainwater invades their homes — Photo: Reproduction/TV Bahia

Among the lost furniture and appliances are a rack and a television, which fell to the floor. He, who lives in Vale das Pedrinhas with his wife and four children, also recorded losses with food, which got wet with rainwater.

“I always lose furniture, I’m already on my sixth wardrobe and the refrigerator is the third time it’s burned down. The girl’s crib was lost too”, he said.

2 of 5 Residents of a neighborhood in Salvador lose appliances and furniture after rainwater invades their homes — Photo: Reproduction/TV Bahia
Neighborhood residents in Salvador lose appliances and furniture after rainwater invades their homes — Photo: Reproduction/TV Bahia

According to the coordinator of Civil Defense of Salvador (Codesal), Sosthenes Macêdo, the heavy rains and thunderstorms that occurred in the early hours of this Tuesday were caused by the formation of a Mesoscale Convective Complex (MCC), associated.

“The forecast is that we wouldn’t have so much rain in such a short space of time. The biggest trend was that we would experience the biggest accumulation on Saturday and Sunday”, said the secretary.

3 of 5 Neighborhoods in Salvador with the most rain this Tuesday morning — Photo: Reproduction/TV Bahia
Neighborhoods of Salvador with the most rainfall this Tuesday morning — Photo: Reproduction/TV Bahia

According to Sosthenes Macêdo, these systems can last several hours and are generally characterized by intense convective activities, such as cintense rain, thunderstorms, gusts of wind and, sometimes, hail.

“We had in the last two or three hours, a third of the amount predicted for the entire month of April, which is already an extremely rainy month. We had in the Federation and Ondina regions, more than 100 mm, Campinas de Brotas it was 85 mm”, said.

Sosthenes Macêdo reported that the rain is expected to continue this Tuesday, but with less intensity.

Rain floods streets in Salvador neighborhoods

According to the Alert and Alarm Monitoring Center (CEMADEC), The neighborhoods where it rained the most in the last six hours were:

  1. Ondina, with 102.4 mm;
  2. Federation, with 100.2 mm;
  3. Campinas de Brotas, with 85.8 mm;
  4. Pituba, with 83.6 mm;
  5. Sprouts, 79 mm;
  6. Stiep, with 75.1 mm;
  7. Engenho Velho de Brotas, with 72 mm;
  8. Center, with 68 mm;
  9. Barbalho, 65.2 mm;
  10. Sete de Abril, 60 mm.

4 of 5 Flooding in the Pituba neighborhood, this Tuesday — Photo: Reproduction/TV Bahia
Flooding in the Pituba neighborhood, this Tuesday — Photo: Reproduction/TV Bahia

Codesal recorded flooding in the neighborhoods of Pituba and Bonfim. A public transport bus in the capital of Bahia was left on the road after skidding in Barra.

5 of 5 A public transport bus in the capital of Bahia was left on the road after skidding in Barra. — Photo: Reproduction/TV Bahia
A public transport bus in the capital of Bahia was left on the road after skidding in Barra. — Photo: Reproduction/TV Bahia

Forecast in cities in Bahia

Check the weather forecast this Tuesday in Salvador

  • Salvador and metropolitan region

In the capital of Bahia, temperatures will be between 24ºC and 30ºC. The National Institute of Meteorology (Inmet) predicts that the weather will be cloudy with isolated rain showers. There is also the possibility of thunderstorms in the morning. Maximum humidity will reach 100% and winds will remain weak to moderate.

In cities in the metropolitan region, the forecast will be with the possibility of isolated rain during the afternoon and night. In Laura de Freitas It is Camaçaritemperatures will vary from 25ºC to 31ºC.

In Feira de Santana, 100 km from the capital of Bahia, there is the possibility of isolated rain during the afternoon and evening of this Tuesday. Temperatures will vary from 25ºC to 32ºC. The rain also caused flooding in the city this Tuesday, but there were no reports of homeless people, displaced people or injuries.

  • Vitória da Conquista and Jequié

In the southwest region, Vitória da Conquista will have even lower minimums, reaching 20ºC, while maximums rise to 32ºC. Rain is expected to hit the city in the afternoon. At night, there is a possibility of thunderstorms.

In Jequié, the variation will be from 21ºC to 34ºC, also with many clouds and isolated rain this Tuesday.

From the south to the extreme south of Bahia, cities will also be hit by a lot of rain. Porto Seguro, one of the tourist destinations where this forecast is expected to be confirmed, will have temperatures between 24ºC and 31ºC, with the possibility of thunderstorms in the city.

In Itabuna, temperatures are similar, from 24ºC to 32ºC, and with many clouds. The weather is expected to remain steady during the day, but rain is expected with thunderstorms overnight.

Inmet also has a forecast of many clouds, with rain showers and isolated thunderstorms in the northern region of Bahia. The city of Paulo Afonso has temperatures between 24ºC and 36ºC and moderate winds, while in Juazeiro the variation will be between 22ºC and 31ºC and many rain showers throughout the day.

In Luís Eduardo Magalhães, in the west of the state, Tuesday will also be marked by isolated rain showers and thunderstorms and the maximum humidity reaching 100%, while the maximum is at 29ºC and the minimum at 22ºC. Barreiras, in the same region, has temperatures of 21ºC to 32ºC.

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