The measure allows the help of the Federal Government in actions of relief and assistance to the population, restoration of essential services and recovery of damaged areas.
Nov 20, Brasilia: Another 10 Brazilian municipalities affected by natural disasters received federal recognition of an emergency situation. The measure of the Ministry of Regional Development (MDR), published in this Thursday (19) edition of the Official Gazette (DOU), will allow city halls to request support from the Federal Government for relief and assistance to the population, restoration of services and recovery of damaged areas.
Nine cities in Bahia were affected by heavy rains: Almadina, Coaraci, Ibicaraí, Ibicuí, Irecê, Itabuna, João Dourado, Juazeiro and Lapão. In early November, several locations recorded rainfall above 50 millimeters. In Itabuna, in just 24 hours, it rained 98 mm, volume expected for the entire month.
In the Rio Grande do Sul, Caiçara was recognized for the emergency situation due to the drought, which still affects the part of the state. With today's ordinance, there are 19 municipalities in the state with current recognition due to the prolonged period of low or no rainfall.
The MDR also recognized once again the emergency situation in the entire territory of Piauí, due to Covid-19. The same process took place in April, but the state decree ended after 180 days. Now, the state government has issued a new decree (11/11), maintaining the emergency situation.
Access to emergency resources
To have access to emergency resources, states and city halls must present the Detailed Response Plan (PDR), through the Integrated Disaster Information System (S2ID). After analysis by teams from the National Secretariat for Civil Defense and Protection, if the plan is approved, the MDR defines the value of the resource to be made available for emergency actions. Federal support is complementary to the actions of states and municipalities.
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