Peru’s National Emergency Operations Center (COEN) has reported heavy that rain has caused flooding and landslides in the regions of San Martín, Huánuco and Cusco.
Several small rivers have broken their banks in San Martín Region and authorities have warned that the Huallaga river is rising and currently at yellow (second) level alert.
Andina news agency reports that one person died in Nuevo Progreso district, Tocache Province, when the Pacota river broke its banks on 13 November.
Another small river, the Pacora, broke its banks in Pólvora, Tocache Province, damaging over 50 homes with around 28 left uninhabitable. Almost 100 people have been displaced.
Likewise the Yuracyacu River broke its banks in San Fernando district, flooding 13 homes and 50 hectares of farmland on 12 November.
National Meteorology and Hydrology Service of Peru (Senamhi) said that levels of the Huallaga river are rising and close to orange alert (dangerous hydrological event). Flooding could occur in Picota, Tingo de Saposoa, San Cristóbal, San Hilarión, Puerto Rico, Pachiza, Bellavista, Juanjuí and Shimbillo.
Flooding and landslides also occurred in the municipality of Pillco Marca district in Huánuco on 12 November, 2018.
The National Institute of Civil Defense (Indeci) reported that 64 houses were damaged, with 14 of them uninhabitable and 2 totally destroyed. The flooding affected 260 people and displaced over 60.
Heavy rainfall caused the overflow of the Torrechayoc stream and later a landslide in the district of Challabamba, in the Cusco region early on 12 November. At least 30 families were affected and affected and 13 homes damaged.
Personal policial brinda apoyo a familias afectadas por desborde de riachuelo Torrechayoc, distrito de Challabamba (Cusco) de esta madrugada por lluvias intensas. No se reporta daños personales. | @PoliciaPeru pic.twitter.com/NGBA7R4TLT
— COEN Perú (@COENPeru) November 12, 2018
Personal del gobierno regional del Cusco entregó carpas y frazadas a las familias afectadas por el huaico en distrito de Challabamba. En tanto, trabajadores municipales continúan con limpieza de viviendas con maquinaria pesada. | @indeciperu pic.twitter.com/ZvZzWMlDhD
— COEN Perú (@COENPeru) November 13, 2018
#LluviasIntensas causan #huayco en Unuraquina, Paucartambo – Cusco.
Municipalidad Distrital de Challabamba apoya con maquinaria pesada para trabajos de limpieza. Familias damnificadas han sido trasladadas a casas de familiares. Autoridades realizan la evaluación de daños. pic.twitter.com/B6dRCrSrBD
— INDECI (@indeciperu) November 12, 2018
— SENAMHI (@Senamhiperu) November 14, 2018
B - Polvora, Tocache, Peru
C - San Fernando, San Martín, Peru
D - Pillco Marca, Huánuco, Peru
E - Challabamba
F - Huallaga River at Yurimaguas, Loreto Region - River level 133.15 metres
G - Huallaga River, Picota, San Martín Region, Perú - River level 17.36 metres
H - Leoncio Prado, Huánuco - Rainfall level 90.4 mm in 24 hours
I - Puerto Almendra, Loreto, Peru - Rainfall level 72.6 mm in 24 hours
J - Puerto Maldonado, Peru - Rainfall level 73 mm in 24 hours
K - Huallaga River, Picota, San Martín Region, Perú - River level 18.25 metres
Huallaga River at Yurimaguas, Loreto Region - November 15 to November 15, 2018
A rise of 67cm in 24 hours. Senamhi figures
Huallaga River, Picota, San Martín Region, Perú - November 15 to November 15, 2018
Senamhi figures. This equates to yellow alert level and 0.86 meters above normal.
Leoncio Prado, Huánuco - November 12 to November 13, 2018
Puerto Almendra, Loreto, Peru - November 14 to November 15, 2018
Puerto Maldonado, Peru - November 15 to November 16, 2018
Huallaga River, Picota, San Martín Region, Perú - November 21 to November 21, 2018
18.30 is red alert / critical level
Nuevo Progreso district, Tocache Province, San Martin - November 12 to November 14, 2018
Huánuco and San Martin - November 12 to November 14, 2018
Evacuations in Pillco Marca district in Huánuco and Pólvora in San Martin