Rio de Janeiro beaches remain at risk of strong waves

The waterfront of the city of Rio de Janeiro continues to be subject to a hangover this Monday (6). Yesterday (5), strong waves invaded the promenade and reached the street in parts of the south zone, such as Ipanema and Leblon.

Beachgoers were surprised by the sudden rise in sea levels when they were on the sand.

Firefighters had to rescue two people from the sea in Ipanema, on Sunday morning. The area’s Maritime Group continues to search for a teenager, who disappeared after diving, with the help of jet skis, helicopters and drones.

The Urban Cleaning Company (Comlurb) is working this morning to remove a large amount of sand from the roads. Avenidas Vieira Souto, in Ipanema, and Delfim Moreira, in Leblon, were closed for street cleaners to work.

According to the Operations Center (COR) of the city of Rio de Janeiro, the Navy warns of waves of up to 3.5 meters, which could occur until late afternoon today. COR warns bathers to avoid: swimming in the sea in surf areas, traffic on cycle paths in these locations, practicing sports in the sea and staying at viewpoints on the coast during periods of strong waves.

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