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Peru - Flash floods update

- ECHO Daily flash of 20/02/2020

  • Heavy rain and thunderstorms continue to affect southern regions of the country, causing widespread flash floods (huaicos).
  • As of 20 February, the number of fatalities has increased to four, after one person reportedly died in Arequipa Region (south-west Peru).
  • In Arequipa, national authorities report at least 58 houses, some schools, and a health centre have been damaged by flood waters. Several districts have been isolated due to the inundation of road infrastructure. Livestock and several farmland were affected.
  • Orange alerts for heavy rain have been issued for inland Arequipa, as more rain is forecast on 21-22 February.

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