Heavy Rain in Central and Southern Peru – 1 Dead, 1 Missing


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Parts of central and southern Peru have seen heavy rainfall since mid February 2016. The regions of Puno, Areuipa, Cusco and Junín have all been affected. The severe weather has caused…

Peru – Rainfall Warnings for South and Central Areas – 1 Dead After Floods in San Martín Region


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INDECI, the National Institute of Civil Defence in Peru report that heavy rain and flooding in province El Dorado, San Martín Region has left 1 person dead and two people…

Peru Floods – Hundreds Homeless After Rivers Overflow in San Martín


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Several rivers in the San Martín department of Peru have overflowed after a period of heavy rain. Over 2,000 families have been affected by the floods. INDECI, Peru’s National Institute…

Which Countries Are Worst Affected by El Niño?


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BOGOTA, Nov 30 (Thomson Reuters Foundation) – As world leaders gather in Paris to seek a deal on tackling climate change, millions of people around the world are suffering the…

Forest Destruction Can Be Cut in Half


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A new study shows that political will is all that is needed to stop the chainsaws and bulldozers that are destroying tropical forests and adding to global warming. Paul Brown…

Peru Floods and Landslides – 5 Regions Call State of Emergency


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The heavy rain and resulting floods and landslides have prompted the government in Peru to declare a state of emergency in Tumbes, Cajamarca, Lima, Tacna and Moquegua regions over the…

Heavy Rain in Peru Causes Landslides and Floods – at Least 8 Dead


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The regions of Junin, Lima and Cajamarca in Peru have been hit by landslides over the last few days after periods heavy rain across the region. The heavy rain has…

Landslides and Floods in Peru After Heavy Rain


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Heavy rain in Peru over the last 3 days has caused landslides and flooding in 3 regions of the country according to Peru’s National Civil Defense Institute, INDECI. Arequipa A…

Floods Displace 3,000 in San Martín, Northern Peru


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According to Peru’s Civil Defense Institute (INDECI), around 3,000 people from 690 families have been forced from their homes after several days of heavy rain caused flooding in areas of…

Floods and Landslides in Peru and Bolivia After Heavy Rainfall


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Areas of Bolivia and Peru have been seeing heavy rainfall for the last two weeks. Two people died after flooding in Santa Cruz, Bolivia during the first week of January…

2 Dead After River Overflows in San Martin, Peru


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Over 140 mm (5.5 inches) of rain has fallen in some parts of northern Peru in the last 24 hours. The heavy rain has caused flooding and mudslides in the…

Predicting Floods in the Andes Mountains


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Potsdam Institute for Climate Impact Research (PIK) have announced a new forecasting method for predicting extreme floods in the Andes mountains which could allow for improved disaster preparedness and is…