This was published under the 2010 to 2015 Conservative and Liberal Democrat coalition government
Torrential rain has caused widespread flooding and landslides in southeast Brazil
Flooding has mainly impacted Sao Paulo state while there have been landslides in Rio de Janeiro state. Local infrastructure has been severely impacted in Teresopolis, a mountain town approximately 100 kilometres from Rio de Janeiro, and there have been fatalities in both states.
If you are travelling to this area please monitor local media reports and follow instructions provided by the local authorities.