Disaster authorities in Peru are responding to incidents of flooding and landslides caused by heavy rain over the last 7 days.
On 28 December heavy rain in Junín department triggered a landslide in Ahuac district, destroying 19 homes and damaging over 30 others. At least person was injured but there were no reports of fatalities.
Flooding was reported in the the department of Cajamarca. Two homes were destroyed, 17 damaged and around 60 people affected by floods in Cajabamba province on 29 December. Around the same time flooding in Gregorio Pita district in San Marcos province destroyed 2 houses and left 6 people homeless.
Heavy rainfall overnight 29 to 30 December caused a landslide in Pataz district in La Libertad Department damaging 3 homes.
Peru’s Civil Defence (Instituto Nacional de Defensa Civil – Indeci) has activated contingency plans in Piura Department after flooding and heavy rain on 29 December 2019. Indeci reported that flooding in the districts of Piura, Catacaos, Cura Mori, Castilla, La Arena, Tambo Grande and Veintiseis de Octubre. Teams working with motorised pumping equipment have been deployed to the area. Roads have been blocked and some houses damaged, although authorities are yet to fully assess the damage.
Disaster authorities pre-emptively declared a state of emergency in several districts in Huánuco, Junín, La Libertad, Pasco and San Martín Departments on 24 December.
Personal de la Compañía de Intervención Rápida para Desastres del @EjercitoPeru continúa apoyando a la población en Piura. En el sector 6 de setiembre, retiran el agua acumulada por lluvias y en el centro de Salud de Catacaos, apoyan en el traslado de equipos a zonas altas. pic.twitter.com/gYPHBhDMSd
— MINDEF PERU (@MindefPeru) December 30, 2019
Hoy, lluvias intensas causaron inundación en el distrito de Cajabamba (Cajamarca). | Autoridades realizan la evaluación de daños y análisis de necesidades. @bomberosPE se traslada para realizar trabajos con equipos de motobombas. #COEN monitorea. | @indeciperu pic.twitter.com/GnRbWxyNhW
— COEN – INDECI (@COENPeru) December 29, 2019