The urbanization is an important process in our society, present from around 3,500 BC in Mesopotamia, now Iraq area. From the Industrial Revolution, cities had a jump in its growth and began to focus increasingly on labor and capital. Brazil, despite having had a late industrialization, also had a high population growth in cities, especially in the eighteenth century, which were not provided with any planning that called for its dispose and implementation of urban essential appliances. Thereby, Brazilian cities have started to have countless environmental and structural problems. Associated with inadequate infrastructure, changes in the urban atmosphere, which are related to increased heat, air pollution, and special attention to the increase in precipitation and frequency of storms, cause various types of impacts in cities. Among the most worrisome are those from the intense rainfall, which results in material and human damage. It is intended to study, therefore, the impacts arising from heavy rainfall in the urban area of Rio Claro (SP), based on Geography Climatology and works of Carlos Augusto Monteiro. It is expected contribution to the social aspect to the know the main troubled spots of the city of Rio Claro (SP), facilitating the taking of measures by the government, to solve the problems encountered.
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