Heavy rain has several triggered landslides and flooding in Arequipa Department in the south of Peru.
According to Andina, the state owned news agency, flash floods and landslides struck on 22 January 2020 in the district of Uchumayo, affecting the communities of Congata and Cerro Verde. Over 80 homes have been damaged, including seven severely. Roads have been closed in the affected area. Damage assessments are ongoing.
The previous day heavy rain caused landslides in the area of Villa Unión, also in Uchumayo district, blocking roads and affecting 3 families, according to reports from Peru’s National Institute of Civil Defense (INDECI). A similar situation was reported in Yura district, where around 15 people were affected and roads were blocked.
Heavy rain has also caused landslides in other areas in the south and central parts of the country over recent days, blocking several roads in Lima, Ayacucho and Moquegua Departments. Authorities have warned of rising levels of the Sama and Callazas rivers in Tacna Department.
Further north, heavy rain has caused further flooding and damage in Huanuco Department. According to INDECI, 2 houses were destroyed and 29 people affected in the district of Monzón, province of Huamalies, after heavy rain during the early hours of 22 January, 2020.
Around 500 families were affected after flooding and landslides in parts of Huanuco Department earlier this month.
#Perú #Iglesia #Arequipa @CabrejosMons #Oremos por nuestros hermanos: Aluvión cae en pueblos del Sur Arequipa, Perú, distritos de Uchumayo, Tiabaya y Yura; hay cientos de damnificados pic.twitter.com/koUr75EaBY
— Observatorio Socio Pastoral CELAM (@observacelam) January 22, 2020
Esta madrugada se produjo un deslizamiento por #LluviasIntensas dejando interrumpida la carretera Canta – CP Pariamarca (Lima). Autoridades realizan la limpieza de la vía. #COEN monitorea. | @indeciperu pic.twitter.com/IayKIS4x73
— COEN – INDECI (@COENPeru) January 20, 2020
#Río Callazas incrementa su caudal y se encuentra en umbral hidrológico amarillo. Estación Coranchay #Tacna registró 6.42 m3/s (8:00 h.). Zonas medias y altas de la cuenca Locumba en el distrito de Quilahuani, Candarave podrían verse afectadas. https://t.co/yBhglMuImo pic.twitter.com/stEdhnLTba
— SENAMHI (@Senamhiperu) January 22, 2020
Esta mañana, el río Sama (Tacna) presentó un descenso en sus caudales al registrar 18.40 m3/s y 12.16 m3/s, en las estaciones hidrológicas Coruca y La Tranca, respectivamente. Se encuentra en alerta naranja. | @Senamhiperu pic.twitter.com/mM7d2ODZAR
— COEN – INDECI (@COENPeru) January 22, 2020