The latest heavy rainfall has been affecting several regions of Peru since the weekend. Floods and mudslides have resulted in fatalities and damage across the country.
As of 4 April at 8.00 UTC, media report that in Junin Region (central Peru) four people have been reported dead and at least 1 800 have been affected by the overflowing of rivers Chanchamayo, Paucartambo and Perené. Up to 30 houses have been reportedly destroyed and over 500 have been flooded.
Intense rainfall has been registered in San Martin Region (northern Peru), where the overflowing of the river Huallaga has affected 228 people and flooded 70 buildings.
For the next 48 hours, heavy rain, strong winds and thunderstorms could affect mainland Peru, from the central areas to the south. A Level 4 warning, has been issued for several districts in Arequipa, Puno, Tacna and Cuzco regions (southern Peru).