Peru

Peru – Floods and Landslides (INDECI, SENAMHI, WMO, Media) (ECHO Daily Flash of 13 February 2019)

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  • Heavy rainfall has been affecting southern Peru (particualrly Arequipa, Moquegua, Tacna and Ica Regions) over the last week, causing rivers to overflow (especially the Rio Locumba), triggering floods, landslides and mudslides.
  • According to media reports, as of 13 February at 8.00 UTC, ten people were killed (three in Arequipa Region and two more in Ica Region), 1 800 injured and approximately 8 000 affected. Infrastructure facilities have also been damaged.
  • Over the next 24 hours, moderate rainfall is forecast over Arequipa, Moquegua and Ica Regions and drier weather for Tacna Region.