Floods in Brazil have killed at least 117 and driven more than 100,000 from their homes. Now, victims are beginning to return home, and President Luiz Inácio Lula da Silva has pledged to help rebuild the worst-hit areas.
Several months’ worth of rain fell on Brazil in under a week, leaving parts of the southern state of Santa Catarina underwater.
The “Luz e Estilo” blog posts photos from Itajai, a city in Santa Catarina that witnessed some of the worst flooding.
The Itajai city government set up an information blog in the wake of the floods.
Blogger “Gringa in Rio” calls the floods the “Brazilian Katrina” and suggests that global warming is at fault.