Tuesday, March 21, 2017

Running Water Returns to Lima

Many people are suffering in Peru because of the overflow of the Rimac River

Mudslides, landslides and every other type of water disaster have occurred

It is being shown daily on the news

Many very poor people have lost everything that they had which was very little

What devastation! Many Latin American countries are assisting in some type of relief

It is a difficult time here

In the meanwhile, running water has returned to many parts of Lima

It appears that the Government has been very lax in providing clean water for its people

Long before this disaster

 Read previous entries Peru – Thousands Affected by Floods and Landslides Across the Country 17 MARCH, 2017 BY RICHARD DAVIES IN AMERICAS, NEWS · 2 COMMENTS Yet another period of heavy rain has caused major flooding and landslides in several areas of Peru over the last few days. Floods and mudslides have affected parts of Lima Region, including the capital, where several rivers have overflowed. Other parts of the country have also been affected, including the regions of Piura, La Libertad, Lambayeque and Callao. Sadly the recent flooding is nothing new for many communities. The country has been experiencing periods of heavy rainfall since December 2016 and over 60 people have died as a result of flooding and landslides since then. Local observers are calling the unusual climatic conditions “El Niño Costero” and are blaming the heavy rainfall on higher temperatures of the eastern Pacific Ocean waters. Further rainfall is forecast and authorities are bracing themselves for two more weeks of heavy rain, potential flooding and landslides. Floods in Lima Region Around 10,000 people have been affected by the current flood event in Lima Region. On Tuesday 14 March, the rivers Rimac, Huaycoloro and Huaicos all overflowed in different points of the capital affecting Chaclacayo, Lurigancho-Chosica, El Augistino and Punta Hermosa. A bridge dramatically collapsed in Talavera, San Juan de Lurigancho, Lima Province. Elsewhere in in Lima region the Supe river overflowed, inundating nearby areas in Ambar District. Authorities report that Mala, Chilca and Cañete have also been affected by flooding.
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