Recife (Portuguese pronunciation:[ʁeˈsifi]) is the fifth-largestmetropolitan area in Brazil with 3,743,854 inhabitants, the largest metropolitan area of the North/Northeast Regions, the 5th-largest metropolitan influence area in Brazil, and the capital and largest city of the state of Pernambuco. The population of the city proper was 1,555,039 in 2012.
The former capital of the 17th century Dutch Brazil, Recife was founded in 1537, during the early Portuguese colonization of Brazil, as the main harbor of the Captaincy of Pernambuco, known for its large scale production of sugar cane. The city is located at the confluence of the Beberibe and Capibaribe rivers before they flow into the Atlantic Ocean. It is a major port on the Atlantic Ocean. Its name is an allusion to the stone reefs that are present by the city's shores. The many rivers, small islands and over 50 bridges found in Recife city centre characterise its geography and led to the city being called the "Brazilian Venice." As of 2010, it is the capital city with the highest HDI in Northeast Brazil.
In Recife, the capital of Pernambuco, these two effects combined to drop 551mm (22 inches) of rain in five days, nearly a quarter of the annual average.\nAs the planet warms, such extremes of weather are becoming more frequent ...Officials in Recife waited two days after receiving ...
"I have no doubt that this is the biggest tragedy that the metropolitan region of Recife, the capital of Pernambuco, has faced in this century," said JoaoCumaru, a political scientist in the northeastern city. "In terms of deaths, this tragedy has already surpassed the biggest floods that Recife has ever had and that occurred in 1975.".
Persistent rains displace 800 families in eastern Uganda... Several tornadoes touch down in the US states of Texas and Oklahoma as part of a storm system, generating more twisters ... The death toll from the landslides and floods caused by heavy rains rises to 84 in the metropolitan region of Recife, the capital of northeastern Pernambuco state of Brazil.
Recife, Brazil, June 2 (EFE).- The death toll from heavy rains in Brazil’s northeastern state of Pernambuco has risen to 127, officials said on Thursday ... It said searchers found three bodies in the regional capital of Recife over the past day. The majority of the deaths were in the Recife metropolitan, the worst affected region.
The mayor's office of Recife -- the capital of the northeastern state of Pernambuco -- set up telephone and WhatsApp lines for neighbors to report incidents, and said more than 200 officials were in the area for "cleaning, social assistance, civil defense and health."
At least 6,650 people have been displaced by the rains, which caused major flooding and landslides that buried dozens of houses, causing most of the deaths in the state capital Recife and its metropolitan area ... dollars to rebuild affected areas ... ■ ... .
Brazil’s President Jair Bolsonaro on Monday flew over the affected area of Pernambuco’s capital, Recife, and neighboring Jaboatao dos Guararapes... Brazil’s President Jair Bolsonaro on Monday flew over the affected area of Pernambuco’s capital, Recife, and neighboring Jaboatao dos Guararapes.
Mudslides have devastated entire impoverished communities outside the city of Recife, the capital of Pernambuco state ... Rubble from houses damaged by heavy rains in the Coqueiral neighbourhood of Recife [Diego Nigro/Reuters].
Rescue workers remove mud and debris at the scene of a landslide in the community Jardim Monte Verde, Ibura neighbourhood, in Recife, PernambucoState, Brazil, on May 30, 2022 ... The risk of floods in and around Recife, the capital of Pernambuco state, remains “very high” for Monday, said the national disaster monitoring center, Cemaden.