Flooding and landslides in Brazil’s southeast, killed at least 36 people, displacing hundreds of others.
The Sao Paulo town of Sao Sebastiao was one of the hardest hit, as a record 600mm (24 inches) of rain fell in 24 hours, city officials said.
At least 35 people died in San Sebastiao, according to a statement from the Sao Paolo state government.
A seven-year-old girl was also killed in the neighbouring town of Ubatuba.
Sao Paulo state Governor Tarcisio de Freitas declared a state of emergency in five towns along the coast.
His government added that 566 people had been displaced.