Buritis and Estoril record heavy floods, flashing signals and traffic jams due to the rain

Buritis and Estoril record heavy floods, flashing signals and traffic jams due to the rain
Buritis and Estoril record heavy floods, flashing signals and traffic jams due to the rain
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The heavy rain that hit Belo Horizonte this Tuesday night (2) caused heavy floods, flashing lights and traffic jams in the western region of the capital, mainly in the Buritis and Estoril neighborhoods.

On Avenida Barão Homem de Mello, in Estoril, there is a lack of electricity and flashing traffic signs. The queues of vehicles were long and the floods were very strong.

On Avenida Mário Werneck, in Buritis, the strong flood almost covered the wheels of cars. The image looked like flooding, but according to BHtrans it was just a large volume of water that didn’t drain.

With the strong flood, an ice cream store was flooded.

Come back home

Drivers traveling through the region sent videos to Itatiaia They said it took them 35 minutes to walk 600 meters on one of Buritis’ avenues.

From the videos it is possible to notice large traffic jams and volume of vehicles.

Rain

The regions most impacted by the rain were Barreiro, Central-South and West. In the first two, Belo Horizonte Civil Defense reported that there was extremely heavy rain.

A Avenida Prudente de Moraes, corner of Joaquim Murtinho street, was completely flooded. Several streets and avenues in the city were closed..

See Civil Defense guidelines to avoid problems during the rain:

  • Redouble your attention! Avoid flood areas and do not travel on streets subject to flooding or near streams and rivers during heavy rain.
  • Do not cross flooded streets or let children play in floodwaters or near streams.
  • Do not take shelter or park vehicles under trees.
  • Pay special attention to slopes and hills.
  • Never approach broken electrical cables. Call CEMIG (116) or Civil Defense (199) immediately.
  • If you notice cracks in the walls of houses or the appearance of cracks, depressions or water mines on the ground, notify Civil Defense immediately.
  • In case of lightning, do not remain in open areas or use electrical equipment.

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