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Flooding in Brazil’s southern state of Rio Grande do Sul has forced some 200,000 people out of their homes, with at least 90 people dead and more than 130 missing.

Authorities consider it the state’s worst-ever crisis caused by natural disasters.

News reports say some 80% of the population is without running water right now, a week into the flooding. Many also do not have telephone or internet services.

The airport, bus station and main roads are all blocked or closed going into the capital of Porto Alegre — and more than two-thirds of the nearly 500 cities in the state are affected by the flood waters. Field hospitals have been set up to help those affected.

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