Tina – UPI, 03/12/2012
More than a year after deadly floods and mudslides devastated the city of Nova Friburgo, Brazil, people are still in shock.
“People are traumatized,” Marie-Anne Pinheiro, a Swiss teacher and social anthropologist living in Nova Friburgo, said in a telephone interview. “When it rains, they are so terrified they stay at home and don’t go out anymore.”
In January 2011, the rain came for days.