Peru - Floods and landslides (SENAMHI, media) (ECHO Daily Flash of 24 January 2020)

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  • Heavy rain has been affecting several Departments of the country since the last few days, causing floods, triggering landslides and leading to widespread damage.
  • According to media, as of 24 January, in Arequipa Department (southern Peru) more than 20 people have been affected, 80 houses have been damaged and many roads closed. In Huanuco Department, 29 people have been affected and 2 houses destroyed.
  • For the next 24 hours, heavy rainfall is forecast in southern and northern Departments while moderate rain is expected over the rest of the country.