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 ECHO Daily Flash of 25 March 2017

I. International

Peru - Heavy Rains, Floods and Landslides (DG ECHO, UNDAC, INDECI)

  • The country is affected by the worst floods and landslides (mudslides) it has experienced in almost 30 years.
  • According to the latest reports of the national authorities, 784 175 people are affected, including 111 283 homeless and 672 892 severely affected, while 270 people are injured, 20 people are missing and 85 people are dead, most of them in the regions of Arequipa, La Libertad, Ayacucho and Cusco.
  • Following the Peruvian authorities' initial request for assistance, the ERCC deployed an EUCP Team and TAST to Peru, seven team members in total, starting as of today 25 March. An ERCC Liaison Officer has joined the DG ECHO experts already deployed from several ECHO Field Offices.
  • The Copernicus Emergency Management Service (EMS) was activated on 22 March for many coastal towns, including Lima the capital and Iquitos (Amazon area). As of 25 March, 18 maps have been produced and shared with national and international stakeholders.
  • Over the next 48 hours, moderate to locally heavy rain may still affect several areas of the country, especially the northern, central and western coastal areas.
II. Europe

Meteoalarm - as of 25 March, 10.02 UTC (EUMETNET Meteoalarm)

  • Strong winds in south-western Germany - Orange Alert.
  • Snow/Ice in north-eastern Spain - Orange Alert.
  • Avalanche risk in northern and western Norway - Orange Alert.

Reported high discharges/floods warnings during the last 24 hours by National services (EFAS)

  • Several flood notifications for the Ebro River basin in north-eastern Spain over the weekend.
  • Potential flash floods for north-eastern Spain and southern France over the weekend.
III. Factsheets

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