It is currently NOT raining. Mr. DRL headed to work this morning. The mayor has kept schools closed today again and asked people to avoid non-essential travel. Apparently it is essential that Mr. DRL go into work. As you can tell I'm *thrilled* about this... (Ok he just called me from the office and made it there really fast and said the roads had basically no water on them on the way there. Good news!)
Here is the full report on the situation for today.
According to OGlobo, the situation is still pretty bad around the lagoa and motorists are asked to avoid it. There have also been many cases of cars stuck in traffic being looted. Lovely.
This situation puts a spotlight on Rio's everyday issues such as homelessness, unsafe building in the favelas (many of these homes are now lost due to mudslides), terrible living conditions in the favelas, litter (because it hampers drainage and thus contributes to more flooding), traffic woes and overall organization and readiness to deal with situations that arise.