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At least 6 killed in heavy rains and floods in northern Peru



Heavy rains killed four people in Piura and two in Lambayeque, according to the latest official report.

at least 6 people died Intense rain and flood in northern Peru caused by the presence of Cyclone “Yak” A phenomenon off the coast of the Andean country where the government agreed to declare a state of emergency from the central region of Lima to Tumbes, which borders Ecuador.

This morning the director Response of the National Institute of Civil Defense (index), Cesar Sierra On the local television network Latina, so far, Four people died in Piura and two in Lambayeque. because of heavy rain.

Those concerned Cajamarca, Lambayeque, Piura, Tumbes It is on alert because “these are areas where extreme torrential rainfall occurs.”

He also said Amazonas, Ancash, Cajamarca, La Libertad, Lambayeque, Piura, San Martín and Tumbes have “populations exposed to revitalization of the valley”.

Faced with the situation, the government agreed on Saturday to declare a state of emergency in the provinces of Tumbes, Piura, Cajamarca, Lambaieque, La Libertad, Ancash and Lima.

“Tomorrow, the declaration of a state of emergency due to the impact from Tumbes to Lima will be ordered immediately to take all corresponding actions,” the president told reporters. Defense Minister Jorge Chavez.

The minister added that experts expected Cyclone Yak to move away from the Peruvian coast on April 15, but the phenomenon was “descending, causing rains in the coastal areas of Lima and 30 “There is a possibility of activating more than gorge,” he warned.

on his part he Guillermo Baigorria, Executive President of Peruvian National Meteorological and Hydrological Service (Senamhi), He explained that Lima is expected to experience “absolutely abnormal” rainfall from March 12-14, with up to 5mm of rain, equivalent to the average annual rainfall in the capital.

On March 3, the Peruvian government declared a state of emergency for 60 days in 233 districts of the northern departments of Piura, Lambayeque, Tumbes, La Libertà, Ancash, Lima and Cajamarca, requiring actions and emergency measures to ensure the protection of animals. facilitated execution. Residents in heavy rain.

As Baygora explained, the new decree aims to extend the “time and scope” of the measure, given the growing number of areas affected by heavy rains.

At least 58 people have been killed, 57 injured and 8 missing since the rainy season began in Peru last September.

Additionally, they reported 8,222 casualties, 420 homes destroyed, 2,509 homes rendered uninhabitable, and 14,000 homes affected.

Source: Biobiochile

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