The Salvation Army in South America is providing assistance to people affected by devastating floods and mudslides. At least 24 people have lost their lives in Peru and Chile, with many more made homeless.
The city of Chosica, in Peru, was the first to be affected by torrential rain, which set off mudslides that buried everything in their way. At least seven people were killed and 65 houses destroyed. A Salvation Army team, working in coordination with Civil Defense and municipal authorities of Chosica, has provided material assistance and spiritual support.
As a consequence of intense rainfall in Chosica (Luringacho District, Department of Lima) on 23 March, a mudslide (huayco) caused several deaths and significant damage to infrastructure. Eight fatalities, six missing and 25 people injured are confirmed so far. In addition 153 houses have collapsed.
A state of National Emergency has been declared in Chosica for 60 days. The President of Peru and local authorities have visited the zone and are assisting the affected population in coordination with INDECI (the national institute of civil protection) and other state authorities.
Lima, Peru | | Friday 3/27/2015 - 02:24 GMT
The death toll from landslides in three small Peruvian communities has risen to nine following the discovery of a young girl in a river Thursday, an official said.
Roads were destroyed and homes wiped away or buried Monday following torrential rain in the Chosica, Santa Eulalia and Cocachacra communities located around 40 kilometers (25 miles) east of Lima.
Source: Reuters - Tue, 24 Mar 2015 18:52 GMT
LIMA, March 24 (Reuters) - Seven people were killed and more were feared dead in Peru after a massive landslide buried parts of a town amid heavy rains, authorities said on Tuesday.
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•Province of Junin: flood due to overflow of the Coviliali River is affecting 5 localities, 35 people affected and a vehicular bridge. (fo.: INDECI).
•Province of La Libertad and Piura, flooding due to high water of Rio Chicama. Northern areas of the country are also being affected. (mc.: La República).
Landslides. Dist. Limatambo, Prov. Anta - Cusco. 65 people and 15 hectares affected; 1 house destroyed and 13 no longer safe. (fo.: INDECI).
Provincie of Lucanas: Floods due to the increase in the level of the Calicanto (Chaviña) river in Ayacucho. It was caused by intense rainfall in the Region on 10 March. Civil Defense authorities has informed of 282 people affected, seven homes destroyed, 29 houses uninhabitable, and 47 homes and one bridge affected. (o.s.: INDECI).
RESULTS & ACHIEVEMENTS
• The Ministry of Education (MINEDU) conducted a School Infrastructure Census of 50,000 public school facilities to evaluate their current condition.
HEAVY RAINS: The number of people affected by floods in Bolivia and Peru continues to increase. It has also been reported affected people in Argentina and Ecuador.
SEISMIC ACTIVITY: A 4.5 degree earthquake (Richter) occurred on 28 February in Cabanaconde, Peru. It was reported that 30 houses are damaged, 40 people affected and one road with restricted access.
WILD FIRE: A red alert is active in 7 municipalities in Chile. In Argentina authorities declared state of emergency at Chubut area.
Province of Madre de Dios was declared "state of emergency" for 60 days in three districts of the jungle region which is affected by floods generated by the rivers Tahuamanu, Acre, Yaverija, Madre de Dios and its tributaries. (os.: PCM.GOB.PE); (m.: TERRA).
Province of Quispicanchi, Department of Cusco, in 7 localities of the department of Cusco precipitations of hail affecting 15 families, cultures and animals are recorded. (os.: INDECI).
LIMA – The United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) Executive Director Ertharin Cousin, will make an official visit to Peru on 26 February 2015 for high-level meetings on strengthening cooperation and technical exchanges on food security and nutrition.
Heavy rainfall over the last few weeks caused floods and landslides in several areas of Peru.
According to the Peru’s National Civil Defense Institute (INDECI), as of 12 February, approx. 820 families were affected by floods in the southern province of Arequipa. In the meantime, the number of people affected by the recent rain and floods in the northern region of Loreto has risen to nearly 17 700, most of them in the province of Alto Amazonas, while in the region of San Martin to nearly 12 200.
HEAVY RAIN: More than 31,000 people are affected by heavy rains in Peru. A red alert is active for rivers in the Peruvian jungle.
VOLCANIC ACTIVITY: An orange alert is active after strong explosions were registered from the Fuego Volcano in Guatemala. One hundred people were evacuated and air operations at the International Airport were suspended.
30ENE15; District of Anco Huallo in the Prov. of Chincheros-Apurímac; Uripa, Miraflores, and Totorabamba, affecting 80 families, 80 dwellings, 205 hectares of agriculture and 1510 animals (200 missing) ( Fo: INDECI)
31ENE15: Generated by heavy rains that affected the districts of Cabanaconde and Maca, province of Caylloma-Arequipa. Affecting 100ms of road. (fo. INDECI)
Peru - Severe Weather - UPDATE (INDECI, Media)
- After heavy rains caused mudslides and severe flooding, Peru has declared a state of emergency in part of the Amazon rainforest, San Martin region.
- The heavy rains flooded entire communities destroying homes, schools and health centres. More than 3 000 families have been affected, thousands have been left homeless.
- According to the National Institute of Civil Defense (INDECI), 69 houses collapsed and 70 hectares of crops in Pachiza district were destroyed.
Loreto Department, constant rains increase the flow of the Huallaga river, causing the flooding of agriculture areas in the localities of Achuai Tipishca, Vista Alegre and San Manuel, district of Lagunas, in the Alto Amazonas province. (os. : INDECI).
Peru - Severe weather (INDECI, REDLAC, Media, NASA, WMO)
Heavy rains affected several areas of Peru during the last week. Approx. 60 mm of rain in 24 hours were observed in Puerto Maldonado (south-eastern Peru) over 26-27 January.
In the region of San Martin (central-northern Peru), the heavy rains caused Huallaga and Huayabamba rivers to overflow, affecting more than 2 800 families and destroying at least 230 houses (as of 28 January. At least 537 families have been affected by floods also in the region of Loreto, northern Peru (as of 28 January).
Cajamarca Department. Intense Rains generated overflow of the Amoju River, leaving 25 families affected in the District and Province of Jaén. (os.: INDECI).
Hail Storm, Santa Rosa de Tistes, Department of Junín, Precipitations of hail is affecting 288 people, 48 homes, 330 agricultural areas.(os.: INDECI)
Volcanic Activity: Ubinas, has increase its activity in the last weeks leaving 1,974 families affected; 355 families seriously affected; 908 agricultural Hectares affected and 136,754 affected animals.(os.: INDECI)
The beginning of the new year is a great opportunity to share progress on studies recently started by CIAT to generate new knowledge on the synergy between agriculture and ecosystem services in upland Ucayali (Peru). This part of the Amazon region has been showing increasing and alarming rates of deforestation. The landscape has been significantly modified by logging and land use change during the past twenty years: especially along the main highway and its ancillaries, cocoa and pasture have replaced large parts of the original forest.