Floods hit Brazil city Natal before US game
Officials in the World Cup host city of Natal have declared a flood alert ahead of the U.S. team's debut match against Ghana in the northeastern Brazilian city.
RIO DE JANEIRO — Officials in the World Cup host city of Natal have declared a flood alert ahead of the U.S. team's debut match against Ghana in the northeastern Brazilian city.
Natal's City Hall declared the alert late Saturday, following two days of near-continuous rains that reached the area's average for the entire month of June. More rains are expected throughout Sunday.
The U.S.-Ghana match is scheduled for Monday afternoon.
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The statement from Natal's City Hall says no deaths or injuries have been reported in the flooding, but residents of two buildings were evacuated as a precaution. Local news reports showed images of a huge crater in a residential street.
The southern Brazilian regions of Parana and Mato Grosso do Sul have also been hit by recent flooding.
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