Articles | Volume 23, issue 3
Research article
21 Mar 2023
Research article |  | 21 Mar 2023

Deadly disasters in southeastern South America: flash floods and landslides of February 2022 in Petrópolis, Rio de Janeiro

Enner Alcântara, José A. Marengo, José Mantovani, Luciana R. Londe, Rachel Lau Yu San, Edward Park, Yunung Nina Lin, Jingyu Wang, Tatiana Mendes, Ana Paula Cunha, Luana Pampuch, Marcelo Seluchi, Silvio Simões, Luz Adriana Cuartas, Demerval Goncalves, Klécia Massi, Regina Alvalá, Osvaldo Moraes, Carlos Souza Filho, Rodolfo Mendes, and Carlos Nobre


Interactive discussion

Status: closed

Comment types: AC – author | RC – referee | CC – community | EC – editor | CEC – chief editor | : Report abuse
  • RC1: 'Comment on nhess-2022-163', Anonymous Referee #1, 14 Jul 2022
    • AC1: 'Reply on RC1', Enner Alcântara, 16 Aug 2022
  • RC2: 'Comment on nhess-2022-163', Anonymous Referee #2, 09 Aug 2022
    • AC2: 'Reply on RC2', Enner Alcântara, 13 Sep 2022

Peer review completion

AR: Author's response | RR: Referee report | ED: Editor decision | EF: Editorial file upload
ED: Reconsider after major revisions (further review by editor and referees) (24 Oct 2022) by Mario Parise
AR by Enner Alcântara on behalf of the Authors (01 Nov 2022)  Author's response   Author's tracked changes 
EF by Goitom Tesfay (02 Nov 2022)  Manuscript 
ED: Referee Nomination & Report Request started (05 Dec 2022) by Mario Parise
RR by Anonymous Referee #1 (12 Dec 2022)
RR by Anonymous Referee #3 (06 Feb 2023)
ED: Publish subject to minor revisions (review by editor) (06 Feb 2023) by Mario Parise
AR by Enner Alcântara on behalf of the Authors (15 Feb 2023)  Author's response   Author's tracked changes   Manuscript 
ED: Publish as is (05 Mar 2023) by Mario Parise
AR by Enner Alcântara on behalf of the Authors (06 Mar 2023)  Manuscript 
Short summary
The municipality of Petrópolis (approximately 305 687 inhabitants) is nestled in the mountains 68 km outside the city of Rio de Janeiro. On 15 February 2022, the city of Petrópolis in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, received an unusually high volume of rain within 3 h (258 mm). This resulted in flash floods and subsequent landslides that caused 231 fatalities, the deadliest landslide disaster recorded in Petrópolis. This work shows how the disaster was triggered.
Final-revised paper