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Capital: Lima •  Currency:  Sol  •  President: Pedro Pablo Kuczynski  •  Population: 31.48 million (2016) World Bank •  Country code‎: ‎+51

March 22, 2017

 

Peru Struggles With Downpours

 

Peruvians are struggling to cope with avalanches, mudslides and extensive flash flooding caused by torrential downpours that killed have at least 75 people and left more than 100,000 homeless since January.

 

In the Peruvian capital, Lima, residents lined up for drinking water Sunday after clogged water treatment systems caused restrictions on running water. Schools have been closed in Lima and, with some areas without running water for three days, supermarkets are reporting a shortage of bottled water.

 

A sudden and abnormal warming of Pacific waters off Peru has unleashed the deadliest heavy rains in decades with raging rivers sweeping away people and vehicles, clogging highways and destroying crops. Air travel has also been affected. Authorities have declared half the country in emergency to expedite resources to the hardest hit areas.

 

Humanitarian aid, from the government and individuals, was being sent by plane or ship to affected areas.

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