Brazilian authorities began destroying homes in some of Rio’s slums after deeming them at risk from mudslides, following floods last week that killed 229 people in the city. Rio mayor Eduardo Paes confirmed that the city would demolish at-risk homes, and warned that 4,000 families in seven slums would be forced to leave their districts in coming days. The heavy rain and flooding last week killed 146 people in Niteroi, a satellite agglomeration of Rio, and 63 in the city itself, according to emergency services. Searches continue for another 200 people still missing. Pray for the church in this area as it works with local people in challenging circumstances.