Floods and Landslides Affect Tens of Thousands in Peru
As of February 6, floods and landslides, brought on by heavy rains, have affected more than 170,000 people in Peru over the past week. The northern provinces of Tumbes, Piura, and Lambayeque have declared a State of Emergency. In Lambayeque, the hardest hit province, it is estimated that more than 85,000 people have been affected. Of those, a reported 24,700 people have been severely affected, which includes the loss of housing (UNOCHA via ReliefWeb).
As of February 9, the death toll has reached 23 people and over 31,000 houses have been flooded, mostly in the northern provinces of Tumbes, Piura, and Lambayeque (ECHO).
Rains are forecast to continue until February 12, with heavy rains between February 9 and 10 in the provinces of Tumbes and Piura (SENAMHI).
RVA Country Profile: Peru
This Week in Hazards
- Severe winter weather is impacting the northeastern United States. Winter storm or blizzard warnings are in effect for parts of the northeastern United states, with forecast accumulations of 12 to 18 inches of snow in some areas (NWS). Schools in New York, Boston, and Philadelphia have closed and more than 1,600 flights have been canceled due to the severe weather (CNN).
Current Hazard Warnings
Floods: United States (Western region), Peru, Zimbabwe, Mozambique, Malawi, Zambia, Botswana (Northern Region), Namibia (Eastern Region), England, Afghanistan, Pakistan (Northwestern Region), Tajikistan (Southwestern Region), Uzbekistan (Southern Region), Turkmenistan (Eastern Region), Australia (Western Australia)
Winter Storm: United States (Western and Northeastern regions), Canada (Eastern Region, British Columbia)
Avalanche: Canada (British Columbia), United States (Washington, Oregon, Idaho, Montana, Wyoming, Colorado)
Drought: Sri Lanka, Madagascar, Kenya, Tanzania, Uganda, Rwanda, United States (California, Southern regions)
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