The Northern Hemisphere is not unique in experiencing recent heavy flooding. Dozens are known dead, hundreds are missing, and perhaps as many as 100,000 are homeless following several days of torrential rainfall, as much as 14", in northeastern Brazil. Flooding is reported to have destroyed entire villages in the states of Alagoas and Pernambuco.
- Buenos Aires Herald: Almost 40 dead and 1,000 missing after heavy rain, floods torment Brazil
- AFP: 39 killed, 1,000 missing in Brazil floods
- CNN: Growing concern in Brazil as number of flood victims increase