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Flooding nightmare: Bloodthirsty beasts await in the water

Flooding nightmare: Bloodthirsty beasts lurk in the water

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Natalia Witulska,
21.05.2024 13:45

Life has turned into a nightmare for Brazilians. Heavy downpours and floods have been affecting the country for several weeks, resulting in 157 deaths. Unfortunately, the problems are increasing, with authorities reporting that piranhas and caimans have now appeared in the country's south.

The climate crisis is evident everywhere. Each month brings news of our planet getting increasingly warmer, with higher temperatures becoming the norm. But the climate crisis is more than just rising temperatures; it's also about frequent wildfires, heavy rainfall, floods, and windstorms. A striking example of this came on Monday, 20 May, in Gniezno, where a large amount of hail fell, quickly melting and causing widespread flooding.

Residents of Brazil are experiencing firsthand the impacts of the climate crisis. For weeks, they have been dealing with the aftermath of heavy rainfall, leading to flooding in the southern part of the country and the evacuation of over half a million people. Tragically, 157 individuals have lost their lives, and 88 are still missing. Furthermore, Brazilians are facing additional threats as authorities have now reported the appearance of piranhas, caimans, and even bats.

Piranhas, caimans and rabid bats pose a threat in Brazil

Brazilian women and men are facing a challenging situation. In addition to dealing with the aftermath of heavy rain and flooding, they are now also at risk of encountering dangerous animals. According to TV Globo, piranhas and yacare caimans have been spotted on the streets of southern cities. This poses a terrifying threat to the residents.

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Furthermore, on Monday, 20 May, Brazil's Civil Defence confirmed the presence of rabies among bats in the metropolitan area of Brasilia, the country's capital, in central Brazil. In a special announcement, the public was urged to report any sightings of these bats to local authorities and to avoid touching them at all costs. Although these bats do not typically attack humans or animals, those found during the day could be infected with rabies and pose a risk of transmitting the disease.

Source: radiozet.pl

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