Yesterday Leo and I took the last of the donations that we had received to shelters in the city of Nova Friburgo. Here are some photos of the shelters and of the destruction that we saw.
Today we took some of the left over donations to a wefare centre in a nearby suburb, from where a local church took them for distribution to an isolated community.
On Thursday we took supplies to shelters further out of town with the assistance of the Nova Friburgo CERT team and local volunteers.
I decided to get up early today, my first day back in São Paulo, get my car checked out and serviced after it’s three-month hibernate, buy some needed supplies for Friburgo, purchase a 3G internet plan and hit the road by about lunch-time. A great plan! However, thinks didn’t quite work out that way.
The death toll in the mountain region of Rio continues to climb, this is now the worst climatic disaster in Brazil’s history. As I write, there are current 534 confirmed deaths, with 246 in Friburgo. It appears that Cordoeira where the church and CERT team are based hasn’t been hit as hard as some other Read More …