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Posted on 06/03/2022 11:59 am
Federal Government uses high resolution satellite images to support municipalities in Pernambuco affected by the rains
The geoprocessing images are produced by the International Charter Space and Major Disasters. - Photo: MDR
The Federal Government, through the Ministry of Regional Development (MDR), has state-of-the-art resources to act in major occurrences of natural disasters, such as heavy rains that hit the coast of the Northeast. On Thursday (06/02), the National Center for Risk and Disaster Management (Cenad) of the National Civil Defense produced, in partnership with the National Institute for Space Research (Inpe), high resolution satellite images of the state of Pernambuco. The material will help with actions to support the population and rescue victims.
The geoprocessing images are produced by the International Charter Space and Major Disasters. The Federal Government participates in a global cooperation mechanism that provides the free provision of this information, which is produced by 17 space agencies, based on information from 61 satellites, and used by 131 countries.
Federal support in Pernambuco
On Thursday (06/02), the Federal Government authorized the transfer of more than R$ 1.3 million to the Pernambuco city of Camaragibe, affected by heavy rains in recent days. The ordinance with the release of resources was published in the Official Gazette (DOU).
The investments will be used to purchase humanitarian assistance items, such as basic food baskets, mattresses, cleaning and personal hygiene kits, among others. This is the first transfer to Pernambuco since the beginning of the occurrences. The city of Paudalho has also sent a request for resources, which is being analyzed by the National Civil Defense.
According to data from the civil defense of Pernambuco, so far, 126 deaths have been recorded as a result of the disaster. In addition, 9,300 people were left homeless and were taken to 111 shelters in 27 municipalities. In all, 51 cities were affected by the heavy rains, 31 of which have already had an emergency situation declared.
With information from the Ministry of Regional Development.
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Tags: Satellite ImagesFederal SupportIntense RainsMDR


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