Peru - Floods and landslide update (Government of Peru, COEN-INDECI, SENAMHI) (ECHO Daily Flash of 2 April 2021)

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  • Several parts of northern and central Peru continue to be affected by heavy rainfall, which causes floods, flash floods, and landslides.
  • According to reports from national authorities, one person was injured, 233 individuals and at least 76 families have been affected in the period 24 March - 1 April. Damage has been reported to more than 179 houses.
  • The latest landslide event occurred in Churuja District (Amazonas Province) on 1 April, blocking the Fernando interprovincial highway. Rescue and relief operations were carried out by national authorities, to evacuate people affected by the event.
  • Warnings for heavy rainfall have been issued for parts of north-eastern, central, and southern Peru. On 2-3 April, light to locally moderate rainfall is forecast over most of Peru.