New Year’s day 2012

On New Year’s day, around 9 pm at night, we were told by the local Residents’ Association vice-president that, due to the heavy rain that was falling and forecast, all the at-risk areas in the city were placed on alert. As our suburb of Cordoeira has a siren system to warn residents of impending danger, we opened the Association hall as an Evacuation Area and staffed it overnight, in case the alert was sounded to evacuate the danger zones.

Finally, around 3:30 am, we were informed by Civil Defence that the risk had passed and we could shut down the centre.

Here are some photos from our CERT team mobilization and the rains that fell in Friburgo that day.