Rousseff announces $1.98 million for municipalities hit by tornado

Most of the resources will be used to assist Xanxerê, the most

Published in 27/04/2015 - 19:04 By Yara Aquino reports from Agência Brasil - Brasília

Presidenta Dilma Rousseff durante visita às áreas atingidas por tornado em Xanxerê - SC (Roberto Stuckert Filho/Presidência da Republica)

After hovering over the region, Rousseff said that the government demands the swift reconstruction of the cities, especially people's homes. Roberto Stuckert Filho/Presidência da Republica)

President Dilma Rousseff visited Monday (Apr 27) the areas in Santa Catarina state affected by a tornado on April 20 and announced the allotment of $1.98 million for repair works in the municipalities of Xanxerê and Ponte Serrada.

After hovering over the region, Rousseff said that the government demands the swift reconstruction of the cities, especially people's homes. “We can't be as quick as the tornado, but we're setting promptness as the goal of this operation,” she said. The document authorizing the allotment of the funds sets a 180-day term for works and services to be concluded. The president says that most of the resources will be sent to Xanxerê, the most severely affected city.

Presidenta Dilma Rousseff durante visita às áreas atingidas por tornado em Xanxerê - SC (Roberto Stuckert Filho/Presidência da Republica)

Roberto Stuckert Filho/Presidência da Republica

According to the Civil Defense, over 500 people lost their homes and more than 4,200 were forced out of their houses after the twister hit Xanxerê, where two deaths and 97 wounded were reported. Apartment buildings affected by the twister total 2,188.


Translated by Fabrício Ferreira


Fonte: Rousseff announces $1.98 million for municipalities hit by tornado

Edition: Valéria Aguiar / Augusto Queiroz

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