20 photos show the aftermath of devastating flooding in Brazil that killed at least 13 people

  • Flooding in the São Paulo state of Brazil has killed at least 13 people since the weekend, local media reported.
  • The dead include a 1-year-old baby who was buried by a landslide.
  • The situation isn’t over yet, with more rain expected throughout the week.

Widespread flooding in and around Brazil’s largest city of São Paulo has killed at least 13 people since the weekend, and the situation isn’t over yet – with more rain forecast this week.

A handful of the victims drowned while the rest – including a 1-year-old baby -died in mudslides, according to government officials.

While some parts will still flooded early this week, in other towns and cities the water had retreated and citizens began the clean-up process, dragging destroyed furniture and other belongings out onto muddy streets.

Continue to see more dramatic pictures of the flooding.


The São Paulo state of Brazil was hit with torrential rains over the weekend, which resulted in the deaths of 13 people.

Source: Folha de S. Paulo


Nearly four inches of rain fell between Sunday afternoon and Monday afternoon.

Fabio Vieira/FotoRua/NurPhoto via GettyFlood waters are seen on Presidente Wilson Avenue, east of São Paulo, on Monday.

Source: Reuters


That’s 70% of what was expected to hit the area for the entirety of March, according to authorities.

Source: Reuters


The floodwaters turned rivers into roads and, once the waters receded, left cars on top of buildings and in trees.

Source: Reuters


According to the fire department, at least 155 trees were toppled in the storm and several roads were blocked.

Fabio Vieira/FotoRua/NurPhoto via GettyA flooded street is seen east of São Paulo, Brazil on Monday morning.

Source: The Weather Channel


Train lines were also partially shut down, as was a Mercedes Benz factory.

Fabio Vieira/FotoRua/NurPhoto via GettyA flooded street east of São Paulo, Brazil is seen on Monday.

Source: Reuters


The Military Police mobilized more than 10,000 officers to help deal with the emergency.

Fabio Vieira/FotoRua/NurPhoto via GettyA woman takes pictures of a flooded street near São Paulo, Brazil on Monday.

Source: São Paulo government website


The flooding left many trapped in their homes and emergency crews had to use boats and helicopters to stage rescues.

Fabio Vieira/FotoRua/NurPhoto via GettyA person walks through thigh-high flood waters near São Paulo, Brazil on Monday.

Source: The “Today” show


Two of the victims in the flooding died in the city of São Paulo, including a 9-year-old boy who was buried in landslides.

Miguel Schincariol/AFP/GettyOn Monday, the flooding had receded in some parts of São Paulo, where residents started dragging furniture out onto the streets to dry and clean.

Source: Folha de S. Paulo


The others died in towns to the south of the city, either in landslides or by drowning.

Miguel Schincariol/AFP/GettyMore damaged furniture is seen on the streets in São Paulo, Brazil on Monday.

Source: Folha de S. Paulo


Four people died when a house collapsed due to a landslide in the city of Ribeirão Pires.

Sources: Folha de S. Paulo, The Weather Channel


In the upscale city of São Caetano do Sul, three people died of drowning.

Miguel Schincariol/AFP/GettyGarbage is strewn across a street in São Paulo, Brazil on Monday.

Source: Folha de S. Paulo


Perhaps the most tragic death happened in the city of Embu das Artes, where a 1-year-old baby died after his house was buried in a landslide.

Miguel Schincariol/AFP/GettyAn abandoned vehicle filled with mud is seen after extreme flooding in São Paulo, Brazil on Monday.

Source: Folha de S. Paulo


São Paulo Mayor Bruno Covas was in Europe when the flooding happened, but returned to the city on Tuesday.

Miguel Schincariol/AFP/GettyA woman cleans her flood damaged home in São Paulo, Brazil on Monday.

Source: Folha de S. Paulo


He said he planned to declare a state of emergency in the areas hit hard by the flooding, which would free up recovery funds.

Source: Folha de S. Paulo


The City Council estimates that 1,300 people were impacted by the flooding.

Source: Folha de S. Paulo


When asked about the criticisms for being out of town during the flood, Covas said he could not possibly have predicted the severity of the storm.

Miguel Schincariol/AFP/GettyA woman walks into a house on a flooded street in São Paulo, Brazil on Monday.

Source: Folha de S. Paulo


“A city the size and proportions of São Paulo will always have something going on,” Covas reportedly said.

Miguel Schincariol/AFP/GettyDamage is seen inside a paper factory after flooding in São Paulo, Brazil on Monday.

Source: Folha de S. Paulo


The forecast for the rest of the week in São Paulo shows more rain and thunderstorms.

Miguel Schincariol/AFP/GettyA flood damaged street is seen in São Paulo, Brazil on Monday.

Source: The Weather Channel

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