Rescuers evacuate people from flood areas in Rio Grande do Sul state, Brazil, on May 5. 

Reuters cited state officials as reporting that the floods have devastated dozens of towns inland from Porto Alegre, where the downtown area remains under water. In the whole state, the death toll was at 149, while 108 were still missing.

Some 250,000 addresses are still without power and more than 136,000 people have lost access to water.

Source: VNA