Dilma Rousseff Travels to States Affected by Heavy Rains
Brasilia, Dec 24 (Prensa Latina) Brazilian President Dilma Rousseff travels today to Espirito Santo, the southeast state affected by heavy rains and flooding to assess the situation and prioritize helps the territory.
According to the official agenda, Rousseff will overfly by helicopter, de flooded and most damaged areas by rainfall in the last week, which left six dead, 45 wounded and just over 46,000 victims.
A team from the federal government arrived on Monday in Vitoria, capital of this territory, to talk with the governor of Espirito Santo, Renato Casagrande, assess the damage and determining the amount of aid that state.
It is scheduled a meeting between Rousseff and Casagrande, municipal authorities and to visit the town of Santa Leopoldina, one of the most affected by the rains affecting southeastern Brazilian territory and return in the afternoon to Brasilia.
The Health Ministry announced that he sent a shipment to Espirito Santo, composed of 30 types of medications and supplies in order to ensure care for the sick and prevent the occurrence of epidemics.
The Meteorological Institute also reported that rainfall will continue, so further flooding is expected.