Flooding is common here in the southern half of Brazil, especially at this time of year which is the rainier season. These days we have had several thunderstorms, usually in the afternoon. Here in Curitiba when it gets very hot in the daytime it's almost guaranteed that there will be rain before a day or two goes by. Yesterday the temperature dropped at least 20 degrees in 2 1/2 hours. The electrical storm was fierce as thunder and lightning crackled and boomed right over our house! The electricity flickered off and on several times within just a few minutes. We always try to remember to unplug the computer, telephone and TV when these electrical storms start since it is not uncommon for these things to burn out.
We are grateful for the Lord's protection during these times, knowing that many people around us suffer with the devastating effects of the elements.