Peru – Severe weather - DG ECHO Daily Map | 17/03/2017
Heavy rain has been affecting several areas of the country over the past three days, causing floods.
According to local media, as of 17 March at 7.00 UTC, 12 people have died in the region of Lima due to floods and landslides. They also reported that the death toll has reached 62 people since December 2016 and that over 12 000 houses have been damaged.
Sources: COEN, INDECI, Media
Over the next 72 h, moderate to locally heavy rain may continue to affect the departments of Huanuco, Pasco, Junin, Ucayali on the evening of 17 March as well as the departments of Amazonas, San Martin and Loreto later over 18 - 19 March.
In the next 24 h thunderstorms and strong winds (with gusts up to 45 km/h) may also affect the department of Huanuco, Pasco, Junin, Cusco, Madre de Dios and Puno. As of 17 March at 15.00 UTC, SENAMHI has issued a Red Alert for severe weather conditions in several areas of the midcentral and mid-eastern departments and an Orange Alert for severe weather conditions in the northern, central and eastern departments.
FLOODS AND LANDSLIDES IN PERU
The floods and landslides in Peru since 2010, showing the number of people affected and number of deaths (the figures for the current event are in red).
Sources: INDECI, CRED-EMDAT