CERT team deployment to Além Paraí­ba – 14 January 2012

This Saturday, the 14th of January, three members of CERT team, including myself, visited the city of Além Paraíba, in the neighbour state of Minas Gerais, together with a team from the Nova Friburgo Red Cross chapter. We took supplies of food, water and other donations, and also visited a shelter for victims of the recent floods and landslides there.

I took my Fiesta car, although once again saw the need for a four-wheel drive vehicle, especially so that we can take needed supplies, such as bottled drinking water, to isolated communities. Here are some photos from Saturday’s activities.