Storms leave 800,000 without power in Brazil

Heavy rains and thunderstorms in Brazil left hundreds of thousands of people without power earlier this week. Sao Paulo’s power distribution company AES Eletropaulo said rainstorm with winds of more […]

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By Priyanka Shrestha

Heavy rains and thunderstorms in Brazil left hundreds of thousands of people without power earlier this week.

Sao Paulo’s power distribution company AES Eletropaulo said rainstorm with winds of more than 85 kilometre per hour and close to 8,000 lightning strikes on Monday night left around 800,000 customers without electricity.

It added the storms knocked down close to 80 trees and many of the city’s overhead power lines, with the south and western regions of Sao Paulo the hardest hit.

Thousands of homes in Scotland were also left without power last week as a result of ferocious storms.