Peru - Floods and landslide update (Government of Peru, FloodList, SENAHMI Peru) (ECHO Daily Flash of 23 March 2021)

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  • Heavy rain continues to affect parts of northern Peru, causing flooding and a landslide, which resulted in fatalities. As reported by national authorities, five people died and five houses were damaged by a landslide event that occurred on 21 March in Condorcanqui Province (Amazonas Region). Another landslide event in Huamalies Province (Huánuco Region), has affected around 10 residents.

  • According to media reports, up to 3,000 houses have been damaged by floods and flash floods in Yurimaguas District (Alto Amazonas Province). In Soritor District (San Martin region), flooding has affected at least 175 people, damaging about 35 houses and up to 80% of the essential public infrastructure of the District, according to authorities.

  • Moderate rain with thunderstorms and strong wind are forecast over northern and central Peru on 23-24 March.