Peru – Floods in Huanuco Hit Over 300 Families (Updated)

Update 09 January, 2020

El Instituto Nacional de Defensa Civil (INDECI) has reported more flooding and landslides in Huanuco Department over the last few days, affecting a further 80 families.

Around 25 homes have been damaged and 25 families affected after a landslide and flooding in San Pablo de Pillao district, province of Huánuco, on 08 January, 2020. On the same day, flooding from the Pachitea River damaged around 30 homes and affected over 50 families in the district of Tournavista, Puerto Inca Province. The overflowing Pachitea river had previously flooded parts of Yuyapichis District.

Original report, 07 January 2020

Peru National Emergency Operations Center (COEN) reports that over 300 families have been affected by floods in Huanuco Department since the start of the year.

Around 200 families were affected after the Pachitea river broke its banks in Yuyapichis District, Puerto Inca Province, on 01 January, 2020.

El Servicio Nacional de Meteorología e Hidrología del Perú (SENAMHI) reported that on 02 January the Pachitea river reached 10.06 metres at the Puerto Inca station, well above the highest warning level (level 4) of 9.6 metres.

Elsewhere in the department, around 140 families were affected by flooding in José Crespo y Castillo District, Leoncio Prado Province, when the Aucayacu river overflowed on 01 January, 2020.