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UNDRO 86/0485

PERU - FLOODS
UNDRO INFORMATION REPORT NO. 1
4 MARCH 1986

SITUATION

1. DUE TO FLOODS FOLLOWING INCREASED WATERLEVEL LAKE TITICACA, GOVERNMENT DECLARED FOUR PROVINCES IN DEPARTMENT PUNO 'EMERGENCY ZONE'. SEVERAL VILLAGES ARE ISOLATED. RISK OF FURTHER FLOODING.

2. TENTATIVE DATA PROVIDED BY NATIONAL CIVIL DEFENSE: (A) PARTIAL EVACUATION AFFECTING RURAL COMMUNITIES OF 100,000 INHABITANTS AND UP TO 300 FAMILIES IN URBAN AREAS, (B) 15,000 HA CROPS DESTROYED AND 35,000 HA DAMAGED.