Peru - Severe Weather (SENAMHI, Media) (ECHO Daily Flash of 07 March 2019)

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Heavy rain in the past days has caused the overflow of Tumbes River located in Tumbes Region (northern Peru). Several districts of Pampa Grande, San Jacinto and San Juan de la Virgen in the Tumbes city area have been flooded.

As of 7 March at 8.00 UTC, media report that three schools, 10 houses and 956 hectares of crops have been flooded. 12 villages were isolated by the overflow of the river.

According to the National Meteorology and Hydrology Service of Peru (SENAMHI), a red alert (level 4/4) for river overflowing was issued on 5 March for Tumbes city. Over the next 24 hours, moderate to heavy rainfall is forecast for Tumbes Region.