Saturday, 16 February 2013

Peru: Floods and Landslides - Feb 2013

Torrential rains starting on 8 Feb 2013 caused flooding and landslides in the Arequipa province of southern Peru. Five people were killed, 75 injured and 48,000 affected. 15 houses were destroyed and 4,000 damaged. The government declared a state of emergency.

So far, almost 80,000 people have been affected by heavy rains and flooding across the country since October 2012; 31 people have been killed, over 3,200 injured. Over 700 houses were destroyed and more than 11,000 were damaged. Two schools were destroyed and 19 schools and 10 health facilities were damaged.

- ReliefWeb

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