International Charter activated for floods in Peru

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Disaster charter activation on floods in Peru

The International Charter was activated for the floods in Peru that have been afflicting the country since the half of March 2017. The flooding is a result of the El Niño phenomenon which has brought heavy rains to northern Peru, affecting especially the cities of Piura, Trujillo and Chiclayo. Forecasts suggest that the floods could continue until May. So far, The Civil Protection Agency of Peru reported that 97 people have died and 184,112 were affected. The Charter was activated by National system for emergencies (SIFEM) Argentina on behalf of National institute of civil defense (INDECI) Peru.

Space-based rapid mapping products related to the floods are available at:

Maps produced by Peru’s Space Agency (CONIDA) can be downloaded from their website: http://www.conida.gob.pe/. Note that prior registration is required.

To see the evacuated zones, go to Evacuation finder available at the Civil Protection Agency (INDECI)’s site: http://sinadeci.indeci.gob.pe/VisorEvacuacion/index.html

  • Satellite imagery

Satellite images were acquired by NASA, ESA and Planet, they are available at the Monitoring of the Andean Amazon Project (MAAP)’s website: http://maaproject.org/2017/inundaciones/

A list of local offices of the Civil Protection Agency (INDECI) can be found here: http://www.indeci.gob.pe/contenido.php?item=MjY0

  • Situation reports There is daily situation report updated regularly available at the Peruvian Civil Protection Agency (INDECI)’s website: http://space.indeci.gob.pe:8080/share/s/K2YX4wlsRiWZEuzWONHIDA According to Peruvian Civil Protection Agency (INDECI), on 8 April 2017 there were:
  • 106 dead
  • 19,419 houses destroyed
  • 215,691 houses affected
  • 4,637 km of roads destroyed
  • 5,838 km of roads affected
  • 301 bridges destroyed
    1. bridges affected
  • 28,523 ha of cultivation land lost
  • 65,606 ha of cultivation land affected

To see the complete overview of the situation, please visit: http://space.indeci.gob.pe:8080/share/s/auWkFiKwSFOXsPCQcjG-fg

The districts of Piura, Lambayeque, Cajamarca, Tumbes, Libertad and Ancash are among the worst affected. To see the full overview of emergencies by region, please visit: http://space.indeci.gob.pe:8080/share/s/K2Ntp0jmStmBVmzaqeBYYA

Publishing Date: 

04/04/2017
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