Peru

Peru - Severe Weather (SENAMHI, Media) (ECHO Daily Flash of 03 April 2019)

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  • 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).