You Police officers will carry out investigations in the seven municipalities of Vale do Taquari most affected by the floods – Arroio do Meio, Cruzeiro do Sul, Encantado, Estrela, Lajeado, Muçum and Roca Sales. Ten teams, out of a total of 35 civil police officers working in Porto Alegre, traveled to the affected locations, together with a further 83 police officers from the region.
Teams will contact family members of missing people and carry out detailed investigations to ensure the total number is as accurate as possible.
In partnership with the General Institute of Expertise (IGP), the police will notify affected familiesimmediately beginning the DNA collection process to identify the victims.
The head of the Civil Police, Fernando Sodré, emphasized the importance of collaboration and coordination between the various institutions involved in this joint effort. “We are at the forefront of finding accuracy in the numbers of missing people, but we are also working closely with other institutions. We will share our numbers so that everyone can access the information they need,” he said.
Cruzeiro do Sul: 5
Mato Castelhano: 1
Deep Step: 1
Roca Sales: 11
Santa Tereza: 1
Bom Retiro do Sul: 1
Arroio do Meio: 8