Peru - Floods (SENHAMI, media) (ECHO Daily Flash of 23 March 2020)

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  • Heavy rain has been affecting the south regions (particularly Arequipa) over the last ten days, causing floods and mudslides.

  • According to media, as of 23 March, people living in Sachaca district (Arequipa Province) have been evacuated due to the overflow of a local stream. In Arequipa City at least 100 houses have been damaged, several roads flooded and a bridge is at risk of collapse.

  • For the next 24 hours, light rain is expected across Arequipa.