Rains put Rio de Janeiro on alert, fears of deadly mudslides
Hard rains in Brazil are creating a state of alert in Rio de Janeiro and in nearby spots (File Photo)
Nearly 215 mm of rain fell in just 24 hours in hard-hit poor areas just north of Rio. Authorities attribute one death so far to the torrents.
Heavy rains also have a mountainous area farther north of Rio on alert. It's an area where a storm killed nearly 1,000 people two years ago this month, as mountains of mud washed over towns.
Authorities are also closely watching Thursday heavy rains in a coastal area about 150 km west of Rio, in the Angra dos Reis area popular with tourists during the South American summer.
With files from The Associated Press