Situation Reports: Peru Flooding and Mudslides 3

April 17, 2017

At the end of January, a strong local El Niño weather pattern formed off the coast of Peru due to an abrupt increase in the surface temperature of the ocean and is expected to continue until at least April. The pattern’s torrential rains have generated devastating floods and mudslides in 24 out of the 25 regions in the country. States of Emergency have been declared in 12 regions due to the flooding risk, while seven regions have declared a State of Emergency due to sanitation risks. The rains are not expected to abate until May at the earliest.

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