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Natural Disasters Monitoring - March 14, 2019

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On 13 March 2019, the Rio de Janeiro Operations Center reported recent heavy rain in the north and center zones of Rio de Janerio. Media reported, heavy rain and strong winds (more than 60Km/h) causing trees to fall, injuring several people, and affecting the following neighborhoods in the North Zone: Irajá, Olaria Penha, Ilha do Governador, Bangu, and Campo Grande. Several roads flooded, causing heavy traffic and transit stations to close. The reports are available Portuguese at: Centro de Operacoe Rio and Globo Noticias.


On 13 March 2019, the Peru National Emergency Operations Center (COEN) reported heavy rain and an overflow of the Cañavera creek yesterday afternoon causing floods and isolating the following towns in Tumbes Department: Tacna Libre, Cherrelique, Bellavista, La Choza, Cienego Sur, Cienego Norte, El Palmo, Chicama, Cuadrillas, and el Cardo. In Canoas de Punta Sal District, Contralmirante Villa Province, 153 people and 47 homes were affected due to floods. Elsewhere in Abancay City, Apurimac Region, media reported, more than 1,000 homes built in the ravines are at a high risk due to an overflow of the Colcaque creek. The report is available in Spanish at: COEN and Correo Noticias.