Ok, ya’ll keep playing around. We see what it is, and we suggest you act accordingly.
Rescue workers in Brazil braced for more rain on Friday as they struggled to reach areas cut off by massive floods and landslides that look certain to have killed more than 500 people.
In one of the country’s worst natural disasters, rivers of mud tore through towns in the mountainous Serrana region outside Rio de Janeiro, leveling houses, throwing cars atop buildings and stranding thousands of residents.
Survivors started digging for friends and relatives with their bare hands, kitchen utensils, whatever they could find as they waited for help in remote neighborhoods perched precariously on steep, washed-out hillsides.
In the remote Campo Grande neighborhood of Teresopolis, now accessible only by a perilous five-mile hike through mud-slicked jungle, family members pulled the lifeless bodies of loved ones from the muck. They carefully laid the corpses on dry ground, covering them with blankets.
A young boy cried out as his father’s body was found: “I want to see my dad! I want to see my dad!”
The death toll was 495 people, according to official tallies late on Thursday, but rescuers had yet to reach some of the worst-hit parts of Teresopolis, including one neighborhood where around 150 houses were believed to have been destroyed.
“What happened here is absurd. It looks like the war in Vietnam,” said Albertino Lazaro, 54, who took shelter in a gymnasium set up to house displaced families in the town of Teresopolis, where at least 223 people were killed.
R.I.P. to those that lost their lives. We the rest of ya’ll need to find a church to go to, a Bible, or something. It’s going down, basement…