Gonçalo de Carvalho Street, on the border of the neighborhoods Independência and Floresta in Porto Alegre, voted one of the most beautiful streets in the world, was destroyed after the storm that hit the city late on Friday, January 29th.
The trees that made the track scenario were downed by wind force. Cars parked on the road were also adversely affected by the fall of trees and branches.
Quiet and wooded, the Gonçalo de Carvalho street was decreed Historical, Cultural, Ecological and Environmental heritage by the Porto Alegre city in June 2006, and became known not only for trees that form a green tunnel along its length, but also the struggle for the preservation kept for years by the residents and even by those who do not reside in it.
Beside the trees, the electricity was also affected in the region. The mayor met with municipal secretaries to determine emergency actions but more than 240,000 people are still without electricity.