Disaster Authorities Respond to #Floods and #Landslides in #Peru

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Disaster authorities in Peru are responding to incidents of flooding and landslides caused by heavy rain over the last 7 days.

On 28 December heavy rain in Junín department triggered a landslide in Ahuac district, destroying 19 homes and damaging over 30 others. At least person was injured but there were no reports of fatalities.

Flooding was reported in the the department of Cajamarca. Two homes were destroyed, 17 damaged and around 60 people affected by floods in Cajabamba province on 29 December. Around the same time flooding in Gregorio Pita district in San Marcos province destroyed 2 houses and left 6 people homeless.

Heavy rainfall overnight 29 to 30 December caused a landslide in Pataz district in La Libertad Department damaging 3 homes.

Peru’s Civil Defense (National Institute of Civil Defense – Indeci) has activated contingency plans in Piura Department after flooding and heavy rain on 29 December 2019. Indeci reported that flooding in the districts of Piura, Catacaos, Cura Mori, Castilla, La Arena, Tambo Grande and Twenty Six of October. Teams working with motorized pumping equipment have been deployed to the area. Roads have been blocked and some houses damaged, although authorities are yet to fully assess the damage.

Disaster authorities pre-emptively declared a state of emergency in several districts in Huánuco, Junín, La Libertad, Pasco and San Martín Departments on 24 December.

Courtesy of floodlist.com

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