A state of emergency was declared for Loreto's provincial municipality of Alto Amazonas on 15 January due to heavy rains and landslides. (RedHum, 16 Jan 2017)
On 16 January, the Civil Defense Region Office reported the rain had affected 2,645 people and had damaged 1,122 houses. The Regional Platform of the Civil Defense declared a permanent alert. (PAHO, 17 Jan 2017).
As of 6 February, heavy rains, landslides (huaycos) and rivers overflowing have affected more than 70,000 people across Peru. 22 people have died so far, 1 105 houses have been destroyed, 54 schools and 47 health centers have been damaged, and 215 km of roads have been severely affected. The state of emergency has been declared in nine departments. The Department of Lambayeque is the worst affected. Another 47 localities are declared in emergency due to imminent risk. (ECHO, 7 Feb 2017)
As of 17 February, a state of emergency was declared for the provinces of Huarochiri, Cañete, Barranca, Yauyos, Huaral, Huaura, Oy, and Canta due to heavy rains. (PAHO, 17 Feb 2017).
On 6 March, the Government reported that heavy rains caused a landslide in La Libertad, Parcoy District, Pataz Province, and affected several homes and killed two people and that streets flooded after 10 hours of continuous rainfall in the Piruan province of Paita. (PAHO, 6 Mar 2017)
As of 12 March, the Piura region was still affected by heavy rainfall where streets are flooding and a sewage drain collapsed in a neighborhood. In La Libertad, heavy rains affected houses and destroyed 200 hectares of agricultures. In Lambayeque, a bridge collapsed leaving 3,000 residents isolated. (PAHO, 13 Mar 2017)
As of 20 March, some 72,115 people have been affected by the latest foods (639,000 since December 2016). A state of emergency has been declared in 12 regions, while a public health emergency has been declared in 7 regions due to the increasing health risk. (OCHA, 20 Mar 2017)
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A storm surge on 26 December caused flooding and heavy damage in the provinces of Buenos Aires and Rosario. As of January 2017, more than 10 towns in Santa Fe were still flooded. (La Nación, 4 Jan 2017)
As of 17 January, approximately 800 people suffered total property losses in Arroyo Seco, one of the towns hardest hit by the storm over the weekend in the province of Santa Fe. The sports community center Los Tiburones is housing around 234 evacuees. (PAHO, 17 Jan 2017)
In January, weather-related events left 5 people evacuated, 17 people injured, 39,500 users without electricity and hundreds of branches, trees and wires fallen. Canelones, Montevideo and Rocha were the most affected departments. (PAHO/WHO, 4 Jan 2017)
Heavy rains and landslides in the San Pedro district affected some 130 families. Government authorities delivered food and NFIs. (Gov’t of Paraguay, 19 Dec 2016)
The northern state of Amazonas, Eirunepé and Itamarati by the Juruá river declared the state of emergency due to the floods on 9 March. They are now set to receive humanitarian help from the federal and state governments. At least 3,200 families were affected.(Gov't of Brazil, 9 Mar 2017)
The Government declared a state of emergency on 30 December for the mining region of Centro Caracoles, as floods affected Villa Carmen, Pongo and parts of Quime. (Gov’t of Bolivia, 30 Dec 2016) On 7 January, all of Quime was declared in state of emergency and 70 families were without basic services. (RedHum, 5 Jan 2017)
As of late February, landslides around the capital of Santiago contaminated a major river and cut off the drinking water supply to around 4 million people. Officials have said that at least 3 people have died in the floods. (Deutsche Welle, 27 Feb 2017)
A storm caused flooding, material losses, deaths, missing persons and the suspension of classes in at least 5 states in December. (PAHO/WHO, 2 Dec 2016)
After heavy rains in late February, the communities of South (Tepu, Kwama) – Upper Marowijne; Boven Suriname-around Brokopondo Lake (Atjoni), Lawa Tapanahony have been affected. Approximately 6,000-8,000 people are displaced and/or vulnerable, including migrants. The flood waters may have affected water supply and other public infrastructure, which has caused community members from Marowijne to seek shelter in French Guyana. (PAHO, 27 Feb 2017)
Strong rains caused flooding and landslides in Cali. According to a preliminary report of the emergency, 6 deaths due to a landslide in the neighborhood of the Siloe were reported on 1 December. (PAHO/WHO, 2 Dec 2016)
As a result of the early January rains, about 11,125 people are affected by flooded rivers in the municipalities of Tumaco, Barbacoas, Roberto Payán and Magüi Payán in Nariño. (OCHA, 10 Jan 2017)
As of 7 February, 333 people, consisting approximately of 77 families and 33 students, have been affected by heavy floods and 8 flooded rivers in Nariño, a situation which affected 8 of the department's municipalities. Reports show a total of 65 damaged houses as well as 5 that were destroyed. (OCHA, 7 Feb 2017)
As of 12 March, five municipalities in Cundinamarca have been affected by the flood. In Pacho and Utica, a high alert has been declared for the increase in surrounding rivers and for possible landslides caused by the constant rains. (PAHO, 13 March 2017)
Portoviejo authorities declared a state of emergency on 10 February due to the rains which have affected at least 78 areas of the canton. The most affected are: Picoazá, San Pablo, San Alejo, Fátima. It was indicated that this declaration implies the mobilization of resources and personnel to attend the affected areas in Portoviejo. (PAHO, 10 Feb 2017)
El mapa muestra la población de Perú proyectada al 2015.
Today, March 24, upon the request of the Government of the Republic of Peru, the Government of Japan decided to provide emergency relief goods (tents, blankets, sleeping pads etc.) through the Japan International Cooperation Agency (JICA) to Peru, in response to the flood disaster caused by heavy rain.
Perú, 25 de Marzo 2017
Fuente: Terra actualidad
El número de muertos a causa de las intensas lluvias que afectan a varias regiones de Perú aumentó a 90, precisó hoy el ministro de Defensa, Jorge Nieto Montesinos, al dar a conocer las cifras más recientes del Centro de Operaciones de Emergencia Nacional (COEN).
"No es que hayan muerto ayer, sino que validamos las cifras", precisó el funcionario, quien indicó que hasta el momento hay 120 mil 899 personas damnificadas y 742 mil 101 afectadas, de acuerdo con un despacho de la agencia de noticias Andina.
Anuncia Presidente Kuczynski
16:16. Tumbes, mar. 25. El gobierno lanzará este lunes en Tumbes el programa de trabajo “Perú en Emergencia” con la finalidad de apoyar a la población de esta zona del país damnificada por los desbordes de los ríos y la caída de huaicos, anunció el presidente Pedro Pablo Kuczynski.
El jefe del Estado hizo el anuncio desde la ciudad de Tumbes, a donde llegó para inspeccionar las medidas tomadas por su gobierno para atender la emergencia.
15:42. Piura, mar. 25. Los esposos Henry Rubén Sosa Olaya (23) y Hellen Yohana Trelles López (21), junto a sus hijas, se convirtieron en la primera familia damnificada en ser albergados por el refugio instalado en el colegio Miguel Cortés de la ciudad de Piura.
La vivienda de esta familia en el asentamiento humano Chiclayito colapsó por la inclemencia de las lluvias. La alimentación está a cargo de la Municipalidad Distrital de Castilla.
15:29. Moquegua, mar. 25. Más de 27 toneladas de alimentos y ropa se recaudaron en Moquegua durante la campaña “Una sola fuerza Moquegua” organizada para ayudar a los damnificados por los fenómenos naturales en el norte y centro del país, informó la prefecta regional, Lourdes Cano Oviedo.
La funcionaria precisó que hasta la fecha en la campaña se recaudó, además, 23,549.90 soles en efectivo. La jornada cívica culminará mañana domingo 26.
Cano Oviedo afirmó que los voluntarios continuarán recibiendo donaciones en la carpa ubicada en la plaza de Armas de Moquegua.
Miembros del Instituto Geográfico Nacional
15:07. Chiclayo, mar. 25. Un equipo especializado del Instituto Geográfico Nacional (IGN), y de la ONG SAR-Perú inició hoy una evaluación de riesgos en las quebradas alrededor del reservorio Tinajones, ubicado en el distrito de Chongoyape, región Lambayeque, ante las lluvias intensas que se registran en la zona.
Según manifestó el gerente general del Proyecto Especial Olmos Tinajones (PEOT), Juan Saavedra Jiménez, el equipo especializado realizará una evaluación del área con la asistencia de tecnología de Drones.