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Brazil: Severe drought in São Miguel do Aleixo (Sergipe state)

Brazilian authorities declare an emergency situation for the municipality São Miguel do Aleixo (northeastern Sergipe state) due to a severe drought

TIMEFRAME expected from 20/6/2017, 12h00 until 28/6/2017, 11h59 (America/Sao_Paulo). COUNTRY/REGION Sergipe

Event

On June 19, Brazilian authorities declared an emergency situation for the municipality of São Miguel do Aleixo (northeastern Sergipe state) due to severe drought conditions. The decision will give the state access to federal funds to support disaster relief operations, provide basic services, and rebuild damaged infrastructure.

Context

The hottest region of Brazil is the northeast, where temperatures of more than 38°C (100°F) are often recorded during the dry season between May and November.

Advice

Individuals in the abovementioned mentioned area are advised to conserve water, stock up on bottled water, keep abreast of the situation via local media outlets, and adhere to any instructions issued by the local authorities (e.g., water rationing measures).

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