At least 150 people were rescued from flash floods in the city of São Carlos in the interior of São Paulo State, Brazil on 26 November 2020.
Flooding struck after a short period of torrential rainfall. According to the São Carlos government, 138mm of rain fell between in just over 1 hour, which is more than the November monthly average.
The force of the floods was so strong that it dragged 37 vehicles along city streets. Around 40 homes were also damaged and three houses completely destroyed. However there were no reports of fatalities as of 28 November. The state government said that around 130 businesses had suffered severe damaged. A state of emergency has been declared for the city.