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Officials in the World Cup host city of Natal have declared a flood alert ahead of the US team's debut match against Ghana in the northeastern Brazilian city. (June 15)

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Natal, Brazil - June 15, 2014

1. Landslide, debris and people

2. Debris in landslide, including a car

3. Children standing in exposed room above large pit in house half left after landslide

4. Exposed room above large pit in house half left after landslide

5. Landslide and debris

6. Boy riding bike into flooded street

7. Man walking with suitcase floating on styrofoam cooler in flood water

8. Pharmacy under water

9. Man walking with suitcase floating on styrofoam cooler in flood water

10. Flooding in street

11. Flooded intersection and field

STORYLINE:

Officials in the World Cup host city of Natal have declared a flood alert ahead of the US team's debut match against Ghana in the northeastern Brazilian city.

Natal's City Hall declared the alert late on Saturday following two days of near-continuous rain that reached the area's average for the entire month of June.

More rains are expected throughout Sunday.

The US-Ghana match is scheduled for Monday afternoon.

The statement from Natal's City Hall said no deaths or injuries had been reported in the flooding, but residents of two buildings were evacuated as a precaution.

Local news reports showed images of a huge crater in a residential street.

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