Peru – Severe Weather Update (INDECI, SENAMHI, Government of Peru, Local Media) (ECHO Daily Flash of 9 February 2017)

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◾Heavy rain has been affecting the country over the past week, causing floods and landslides.

◾According to local media, as of 9 February at 7.00 UTC, the death toll has reached 23 people and two more persons have been injured in the provinces of Arequipa, Chiclayo, Huancavelica, Ica, Lambayeque, Paita, Ayabaca and Lima. Over 2 500 people have been displaced in Piura region. National authorities reported, as of the same date, that over 31 000 houses have been flooded, especially in the provinces of Lambeyeque, Piura and Ayabaca.

◾Over the next 24 hours, moderate rain is forecast to affect most of the country and locally heavy rain may affect the provinces of Tumbes, Piura, Lambeyeque and the central and eastern parts of Peru.