Sao Paulo state's civil defense department earlier put the death toll at 10 and added that 332 people or about 10 percent of the town's population were left homeless by overflowing waters from the Palmital River.
Itaoca, located 340 kilometers southwest of Sao Paulo, was still without power and drinking water, and 100 homes were affected, officials said. Some 50 homes were also damaged in the nearby town of Apiai, they added on Tuesday.
Sao Paulo Governor Geraldo Alckmin warned of an "extremely serious" situation as he toured the area on Monday. Forecasters are predicting more rain in the area over the next few days.


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