On February 21, 2017, as a result of heavy rain in the area, the overflow from the irrigation channel flooded houses in the town of Trichanthera. On February 22, 2017, an over flow from Angashiyacu gorge flooded houses in the town of Angashiyacu. In both events, 91 people and 35 houses were affected. On February 22, 2017 there were floods in the District of Cotaruse- Apurimac, which resulted from heavy rain that increased the level of Iscahuaca lagoon affecting 15 families and 30 drainage services in the town of Iscahuaca.
Description of the disaster:
430 schools sustain damages due to rains and landslides: 430 education institutions around the country sustained serious damage as a result of rains and landslides. The damaged schools are mostly in the regions of Piura, Lambayeque, Ica and Lima. Motor water pumps and other equipment have been deployed to support the health sector response. (M: ANDINA)
Due to heavy rains a state of emergency was declared for the provinces of Huarochiri, Cañete, Barranca, Yauyos, Huaral, Huaura, Oy, and Canta. The declaration indicates that response and rehabilitation will be provided to the various affected areas. The Peru Army’s Military Field Hospital is equipped with all supplies necessary to respond to the people affected by the rains and flooding and will depart this tonight to board the vessel of the Peruvian Navy ship “Eten” toward Tumbes, one of the regions most affected by the rains and that has been declared a health emergency.
On January 17 WFP and Chef Gastón Acurio hosted the Global Dinner in Lima. With the President of Peru, Ministers and high level representatives from the private sector and civil society attending, the dinner marked the beginning of the “Zero Hunger Peru” initiative. This national movement aims to bring chefs, government, academia, civil society, and the private sector together under one umbrella to close the gaps to achieve SDG 2 Peru before 2030.
- The National Civil Defence Institute (INDECI) of Peru reports that damage caused by rains has affected 302 630 people. 33 192 people have lost their homes, roads and bridges have also been destroyed or damaged.
- The most affected departments are Lambayeque, Piura, Ica, Huancavelica, Arequipa, and Loreto (all in a state of emergency).
Relief assistance will be coordinated through the Ministry of Health; in addition, a Navy rapid mobile deployment unit will provide shelter to the health personnel. 7,684 relief assistance personnel have been deployed to attend the emergency in the country, including 3,011 volunteers from the Ministry of Health and 3,388 members of the armed forces to assist the population affected by the floods. (OS: MINDEFENSA)
The collapse of a drainage system in San Martin de Porres and Puente Piedra has resulted in flooded water contaminated with sewage and no potable water for residents in 28 degree Celsius temperatures. The most affected are the residents of the San Diego area, located near the Chillón River where a water pipe burst on February 5, 2017. The Municipality of San Martín de Porres carried out fumigations in San Diego yesterday to prevent diseases.
IN RESPONSE to heavy rain that has led to flooding and mudslides in areas around the Peruvian capital, Lima, The Salvation Army, in liaison with local authorities, has commenced emergency relief in the Chosica and Santa Eulalia communities. The national government has declared a state of emergency in a number of provinces after severe damage to infrastructure which is affecting thousands of people. It is known that at least 20 people have lost their lives.
◾Heavy rain has been affecting the country over the past week, causing floods and landslides.
◾According to local media, as of 9 February at 7.00 UTC, the death toll has reached 23 people and two more persons have been injured in the provinces of Arequipa, Chiclayo, Huancavelica, Ica, Lambayeque, Paita, Ayabaca and Lima. Over 2 500 people have been displaced in Piura region. National authorities reported, as of the same date, that over 31 000 houses have been flooded, especially in the provinces of Lambeyeque, Piura and Ayabaca.
Since January 14th 2017, emergencies due to strong rainfalls, floods and landslides, have been occurring in the northern regions of Peru, causing significant damages to houses, educational facilities, agriculture, water and sewer systems, the capacity of health services are affected. According to the latest reports from the National Emergency Operations Center (COEN) and National Civil Defense Institute (INDECI), around 27,300 people have been affected nationwide, including the loss of housing. The National Government has declared the State of Emergency.
As of 6 February, heavy rains, landslides (huaycos) and rivers overflowing have affected more than 70 000 persons across Peru. 22 persons have died so far, 1 105 houses have been destroyed, 54 schools and 47 health centres 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.
On February 4, 2017, a state of emergency was declared for three departments in northern Peru, Tumbes, Piura, and Lambayeque. More than 170,000 people have been affected by floods and landslides nationwide and more 85,000 of those people are located in Lambayeque. According to the latest reports from the National Emergency Operations Center (COEN) and National Civil Defense Institute (INDECI), around 27,300 people have been affected at the national level, and from that about 24,700 people were affected in Lambayeque.
After a period of near drought conditions, emergencies due to heavy rains, floods and landslides, have been occurring since 31 January in the northern regions of the country.
There are significant damages to water and sewer systems in urban areas and the capacity of health services are affected.
State of emergency declared for areas affected by heavy rains, including Lambayeque: A state of emergency has been declared for Tumbes, Piura, Lambayeque and 47 districts in the provinces of Ucayali and Loreto by mudslides due to heavy rains. In Lambayeque, preliminary reports indicate that 2,483 people have been affected, 220 houses have been damaged, and 309 houses are uninhabitable.
Since January 14th 2017, there has been moderate to strong rainfall in the provinces of the Ica region in Peru. The incessant heavy rainfall has subsequently provoked floods and landslides, causing damages to houses, educational facilities, agriculture, and infrastructure such as roads. So far, there are 13,904 affected persons, 57 collapsed houses, and 3580 damaged houses. The National Government has declared the State of Emergency. Furthermore, the rainy season is expected to last until April, so more floods and landslides are likely to occur.
"We definitely were not prepared for this type of thing" - Prime Minister Fernando Zavala
LIMA, Feb 2 (Reuters) - Severe droughts gripping Peru have given way to some of the country's most devastating downpours in decades, catching authorities off guard as they scramble to contain the kind of floods that climate change is expected to make more frequent.
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Peru - 02/01/2017
Flood in San Juan de Lurigancho, Lima- Update: On January 31, 2017, heavy rains occurred in the highlands, where an increase and then later the overflow of the Jicamara (Huaycoloro River) and Rimac Rivers, caused challenges in communication channels. A damage assessment and needs analysis are being reported to authorities. Heavy machinery is located in the area, which will be used to begin the cleanup once river levels decrease. (OS: INDECI)
Peru - IOM Peru is today (31/01) holding a two-day training for specialist prosecutors in trafficking in persons, organized in coordination with the US Embassy's International Narcotics and Law Enforcement (INL) section, the Public Ministry, and the Institute for Democracy and Human Rights of the Pontifical Catholic University of Peru (IDEHPUCP in Spanish).
Heavy rain has been affecting the country over the past week causing floods and landslides.
According to local media, as of 31 January 7.00 UTC, the death toll has reached 14 people in the provinces of Arequipa, Huancavelica, Ica and Lima. National authorities reported, as of the same date, that three people have been injured, of which one in Lircay district (Huancavelica) and two in Paucarpata district (Arequipa) as well as over 2 800 houses have been partially or fully damaged in the provinces of Huancavelica, Arequipa, Loreto and Ucayali.