Rains in Piura flood streets and avenues | tv peru
For more than 12 hours, heavy rain fell on the Piura region, wreaking havoc on its main avenues. Pedestrians, as well as vehicles, presented difficulties in being able to circulate through the flooded streets.
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The Indeci recommended that the population be prepared for possible rainfall. In some areas of the Sierra and northern Peruvian coast, the presence of hail, sleet, electric shocks and gusts of wind will be seen.
Only in Metropolitan Piura, in the districts of Piura, Castilla and 26 de Octubre, 103 critical points have been reported due to flooding. In this sense, the residents expressed their discomfort because up to now the storm drainage works have not been carried out to prevent the city streets from ending up flooded after heavy rains, as happens every year.
The EPS of Piura sent machinery to the Ignacio Merino slum to start cleaning the main road, which was recently inaugurated.
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A similar situation has been reported in other towns in the region that also endured heavy rain causing alarm in the population. According to the information provided by the specialized account Asismet, accumulated 107 mm were registered in the district of Las Lomas, followed by La Matanza, which reported 80 mm.
The head of the Disaster Risk Management Office of the District Municipality of Frías, Ayabaca province, indicated that after a supervision operation, damage to the road infrastructure was identified in some areas of its jurisdiction.
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Dozens of houses affected due to torrential rains and activation of streams throughout the country. Chosica endured rainfall for several hours, while the mayor of Santa Eulalia asks to declare the district in an emergency. In Junín there are also hundreds of victims.
These precipitations were warned through a red alert from the National Meteorology and Hydrology Service (Senamhi), who alerted the very high risk in the districts of Ayabaca, Frias, Jilili, Lagunas, Montero, Pacaipampa, Paimas, Sapillica, Sicchez, Canchaque , El Carmen de la Frontera, Huancabamba, Huarmaca, Lalaquiz, San Miguel del Faique, Sondor, Sondorillo, Buenos Aires, Chalaco, Salitral, San Juan de Mustache, Yamango, Las Lomas and Lancones.
The intense rains that have been reported in recent days caused the increase in the flow of the Yapatera River, in Alto Piura, leaving more than 100,000 residents of the Morropón – Chulucanas hamlets isolated, according to local media outlet Radio Cutivalú.
A few days ago, some people risked their lives trying to cross the river to go out and buy basic necessities, but now due to the increase in flow it is impossible for them to leave their towns, so they have asked the authorities for help.
The intense rains have affected a large part of the Peruvian north coast. In the Lambayeque region, heavy rains also affected more than 150 homes in the Jayanca district.
The National Emergency Operations Center (COEN) issued a report on the situation due to the rainy season and reported that so far 6,250 victims have been reported, 21,535 affected, 44 deceased, 54 injured, 8 missing, 318 homes destroyed, 1,902 uninhabitable homes and 9,250 homes affected nationwide.
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Senamhi reported that moderate to extreme intensity rainfall will continue to be registered until next Saturday, February 25 in Áncash, Apurímac, Arequipa, Ayacucho, Cajamarca, Cusco, Huancavelica, Huánuco, Ica, Junín, La Libertad, Lambayeque, Lima, Pasco, Piura and Tumbes, which will be accompanied by electric shocks and gusts of wind with speeds close to 35 km/h.
In Piura, accumulated rainfall of 50 mm/day is expected and the districts at very high risk are: Ayabaca, Frías, Jilili, Lagunas Montero, Pacaipampa, Sapillica, Canchaque, El Carmen de la Frontera, Huancabamba, Huarmaca, Lalaquiz, San Miguel del Faique, Sondor, Chalaco, San Juan de Bigote and Yamango,