Floods, Landslides Continue Affecting Peru


We’ve been following the tragic flooding this year in Peru. The rainy season is nearly over, but for now the damage to property & the lives of affected residents continues. Here’s the latest news:

Floods, Landslides Continue Affecting Peru

Via El Comercio Peru

(Translated via Google translate, some authors corrections.)

The National Institute of Civil Defense (INDECI) reported between October last year and this month a total of 49,641 people homeless, 204,282 affected, 44 dead, 58 wounded and 7 missing by various natural events recorded in 23 regions.

Damage assessment comprises the departments of Amazonas, Apurimac, Arequipa, Ayacucho, Cajamarca, Cusco, Huancavelica, Huanuco, Ica, Junín, La Libertad. Also Lambayeque, Lima, Loreto, Madre de Dios, Moquegua, Pasco, Piura, Puno, San Martin Tacna Tumbes and Ucayali.

All mentioned regions have been affected by landslides, floods, hail, rain, thunderstorms, snow and landslides.

According to the report of the Center for National Emergency Operations, the Loreto region has the highest number of victims (13,276) and affected (42,088). While Cajamarca leads the death toll, according realized Andina.


Across the country, a total of 3,047 houses collapsed, 6,797 were uninhabitable and 41,480 were damaged. Seven educational institutions and two health facilities collapsed, eight schools were uninhabitable, 237 schools were damaged and 63 health centers were affected.

Indeci also reported that 21.62 kilometers of rural roads and 26.65 miles of road were destroyed by natural events and other rural kilometers 121.80 and 120.95 kilometers of roads were affected.

Nationwide 29 bridges were destroyed and 60 damaged. 7736.10 So far 177,918 hectares of crops and affected animals are counted.

Flooding Continues

Via El Comercio Peru

(Translated via Google translate, some authors corrections.)

Some sectors of Mancora and Bodies in Talara (Piura), woke up today with flooding rains product started last night and continued into the early hours.

Just the National Service of Meteorology and Hydrology (SENAMHI) announced today that moderate rains in northern Peru, mainly in the evenings are planned.

The alert was issued for the departments of Tumbes, Piura, Cajamarca, Lambayeque and Amazon.

16 Dead in Cajamarca

Heavy rains are recorded in the Cajamarca region have so far claimed the lives of 16 people. Last weekend two people died when a landslide swept through their home in the community of Santa Rita, in the province of Cutervo.

The director of the Office of National Defense of the Regional Government of Cajamarca, Tulio Guillen said of the 13 provinces in the Cajamarca region, Cutervo is the most affected by nature.

He said that many people in this place, despite having been warned of the danger of living in areas at risk, persist overnight in their homes.

Rain Causing Increased Malaria & Dengue

Through Supreme Decree 005-2015-SA, the government declared a health emergency in the provinces of Tumbes, Zarumilla and Admiral Villar for a period of 90 days, due to an epidemic of dengue.

The emergency declaration published in the newspaper El Peruano comprises thirteen districts: Tumbes, Corrales, San Jacinto, San Juan de la Virgen, Pampas de Hospital, La Cruz, Zarumilla, Aguas Verdes, Matapalo, Papayal, Zorritos, Casitas and Punta Canoas Salt.

It is also reported that the region has a high risk of malaria caused by heavy rains and the threat of the spread of chikungunya fever.

We’ll keep you posted as we hear more news from the outlying regions affected by this years’ extreme weather.

©2015 Ben Gangloff

Please also  see:

The Impressive & Terrible Landslides in Chosica

Torrential Rains & Mudslides Continue to Plague Peru

Massive Flooding in the Peruvian Rain Forest

Flooding in Peru has Affected Thousands (Photo – El Comercio)

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