Heroic Man Saves Woman and Baby Trapped in Car During Severe Flooding in Nova Iguaçu

Heroic Man Saves Woman and Baby Trapped in Car During Severe Flooding in Nova Iguaçu

Reports from TDPel Media indicate that a heroic act took place in Nova Iguaçu, where a man saved a woman and a baby trapped inside a car due to heavy rainfall and subsequent flooding.

Several neighborhoods, particularly those accessing Avenida Abílio Augusto Távora (Estrada de Madureira), experienced flooding, leading to multiple instances of waterlogging.

City Struggling with Flooding:

Social media platforms have been flooded with videos depicting the city grappling with the recurrent challenges posed by heavy rainfall.

In these visuals, the impact of the rain is evident, causing distress among the residents.

Heroic Act in Jardim Alvorada:

One video captures a passenger from the Top Rio company taking a risk to assist a family trapped in a sedan carried away by the water’s force in Jardim Alvorada.

The footage highlights the dangerous conditions residents face during such weather events.

Challenges in the Metropolitan Region:

The Metropolitan Region of Rio de Janeiro experienced intense rainfall on the night of Wednesday, February 21.

The consequences were particularly severe in the Western Zone of the capital and the Baixada Fluminense, where significant impacts were reported.

Dramatic Rescue in Jardim Alvorada:

A dramatic video from Nova Iguaçu reveals the harrowing rescue of a mother and a baby trapped in a car amidst a torrential downpour in the Jardim Alvorada neighborhood.

A courageous passenger from a bus reportedly rescued both the baby and the mother, along with an older sister of the infant.

Shortly afterward, the car succumbed to the rising waters.

River Overflow and Street Flooding:

Earlier in Nova Iguaçu, there were reports of the Rio da Bota overflowing near the Parque Horizonte area around 8:17 pm.

Residents shared accounts of several streets being submerged in water within the municipality.


The situation in Nova Iguaçu illustrates the immediate challenges communities face during heavy rainfall, leading to flooding and life-threatening conditions.

The heroic rescue in Jardim Alvorada highlights the need for swift action and community support during such weather emergencies.


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