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        Peru Flooding, Regional Situation Report

Situation Report  – (period covered: 20-23 March, 2017)

Prepared by: Humanity Road / Animals in Disaster     Follow: @Humanityroad / @Disasteranimals / @jAidDog  

Situation Overview

Background:

Intense rains have caused severe flooding and landslides in 24 of Peru’s 25 regions.  12 regions have been declared in a state of emergency. Source  It is the worst flooding in two decades, and more storms are expected.  According to the National Emergency Operations Center, 99,475 Peruvians had lost everything since the beginning of the year, while 626,928 had suffered less serious damage to their homes. Source

Highways, bridges, and railways have been damaged hindering the flow of aid and leaving some towns stranded.  Communications are also out in some areas.  Water treatment facilities and sewage pipes have been damaged impacting the water supply.  There is a shortage of drinking water in some areas.  Some hospitals have been damaged by flooding and/or are in need of supplies and water, and there is the possibility of increased disease outbreaks due to mosquitoes. Source Source

Highlights:

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23 Mar:

  • De MapAction: El mapa muestra los departmentos de Piura, Lambayeque y La Libertad con el total de personas afectadas al nivel de districto, y las facilidades colapsadas o inhabitables por departamento, segun de la INDECI a 21 marzo 2017. fuente
  • From MapAction - map shows the departments of Piura, Lambayeque and La Libertad with the total number of people affected at the district level, and the facilities collapsed or uninhabitable by department, according to INDECI on 21 March 2017. source
  • La Dirección Regional de Salud de Piura comunica a la población que los centros de Salud y hospitales de la Región se encuentran en estado de alerta roja, a raíz de las consecuencias generadas por las lluvias intensas, las altas temperaturas y el colapso del saneamiento básico. fuente
  • The Regional Directorate of Health of Piura communicates to the population that the health centers and hospitals of the Region are in a state of red alert, as a result of the consequences of intense rains, high temperatures and the collapse of basic sanitation. source
  • Hoy jueves 23/03 seguimos en Palacio recibiendo donaciones. Se necesita: arroz, fideos, menestras, leche, atún, agua y útiles de aseo. fuente
  • The Palace will be open today Mar 23 as a donation drop off.  Needed: rice, noodles, beans, milk, tuna, water and hygiene supplies. source
  • #COENInforma Cuatro puertos han sido cerrados: 3 en Talara y 1 en Chancay. Se exhorta a la población seguir recomendaciones. fuente
  • 4 ports have been closed. 3 in Talara and 1 in Chancay. source
  • Agencias de Huaraz suspenden salidas de buses a la cuidad de Lima por cierre de la carretera Penetración Pativilca - Huaraz fuente
  • Huaraz agencies suspended departures of buses to the city of Lima due to the closure of highway Penetración Pativilca - Huaraz. Source
  • #CarreteraCentral cerrada debido a nuevo desborde de río en el Km. 43. Se recomienda tomar las rutas alternas habilitadas. fuente
  • The Central Highway (Carretera Central) is closed at km 43 due to river flooding. source
  • [Ahora] Puente aéreo hacia #PiedraGrande y #Cuculí con 1.5 toneladas de víveres y 7 brigadistas del MINSA #SurChico. fuente
  • 1.5 tons of food and 7 brigades are being airlifted into Piedra Grande and Cuculí.  Source
  • #NDP Alistan 6 refugios en Piura para albergar a damnificados. Ministro Nieto supervisó instalación de 100 carpas https://goo.gl/No250B. fuente
  • 6 shelters with 100 tents have been set up in Piura. source

22 Mar:

  • El Ministerio de Salud (MINSA) cuenta con más de 8,000 establecimientos a nivel nacional, de los cuales 3,723 están ubicados en las 11 regiones afectadas por los recientes fenómenos naturales. Diariamente se reciben reportes sobre las condiciones de esos establecimientos de salud (EESS) y estos indican que el 99% de dichos centros está operativo, informó la ministra de Salud, Patricia García Funegra. fuente
  •  The Ministry of Health (MINSA) has more than 8,000 establishments nationwide, of which 3,723 are located in the 11 regions affected by recent natural phenomena. Reports on the conditions of these health facilities (EESS) are received daily and 99% of these centers are operational, Health Minister Patricia García Funegra reported. source
  • El ministro de la Producción, Bruno Giuffra, sostuvo que hasta el momento se han recibido 3,000 toneladas de ayuda humanitaria para los damnificados por las lluvias y huaicos que afectan varias regiones del país. Giuffra indicó que principalmente se han recibido agua, alimentos no perecibles (conservas, jugos, entre otros), medicinas, productos de aseo personal y ropa. Sin embargo, añadió que ya se ha completado la donación de ropa y pidió enfocarse en los productos antes mencionados. fuente
  • Production Minister Bruno Giuffra said 3,000 tons of humanitarian aid have been received for those affected by the rains and mudslides that affect several regions of the country. Giuffra said that mainly water, non-perishable foods (preserves, juices, among others), medicines, toiletries and clothes have been received. However, he added that the donation of clothes has already been completed and asked to focus on the aforementioned products. source
  • Hay 3,500 familias damnificadas en Piura. fuente y estamos trabajando para buscarles refugio y más ayuda para poder atender la emergencia. fuente
  • There are 3,500 families affected in Piura. Source and we are working to get them shelter and more help to deal with the emergency.  source
  • 5:00 AM La mayor tormenta de todo el Fenómeno continúa sobre toda el área de las regiones #Piura y #Tumbes al amanecer fuente
  • 5:00am At dawn, the greatest storm to ever hit the area was impacting Piura and Tumbes source source
  • Volveremos a activar UberSOS este viernes 24 de 10:00am a 4:00pm con @teleton_peru. Info: fuente 
  • Uber working with @teleton_peru will re-activate UberSOS on Friday Mar 24 from 10:00am to 4:00pm - see link for more info.  source
  • Amigos transportistas: necesitamos camiones de 5 a 10 toneladas para llevar más rápido los víveres desde Palacio a Base Naval del Callao. fuente
  • 5-10 trucks needed to transport supplies from Palacio a Base Naval del Callao. source
  • La Municipalidad de Lima brindó atención veterinaria a las mascotas de las familias damnificadas por los huaicos, constituida en su mayoría por canes adultos y cachorros, en el campamento temporal levantado en la zona de Carapongo, en Huachipa…..La unidad veterinaria móvil del municipio de Lima, “Patitas”, se trasladará en los próximos días a otras zonas devastadas por los huaicos que desde la quincena de este mes se vienen presentando en la capital. fuente
  • The mobile veterinary unit “Patitas” was at the temporary camp in Carapongo on 22 Mar to provide medical treatment for pets.  They will be moving to different areas in the coming days. source
  • La Embajada de EE.UU. ha construido Centros de Operación de Emergencias Regionales (COER) en 13 regiones del Perú. Fotos: @Agencia_Andina. fuente
  • The Embassy of USA has built regional emergency operations centers (COER) in 13 regions of the Peru. source
  • Lluvias han destruido 159 puentes en el país. fuente
  • Floods have destroyed 159 bridges in the country. source

21 Mar:

  • Nationwide: According to the INDECI report, updated to March 20, there are already 78 deaths and more than 100 thousand people affected nationally. source
  • Aid: International aid received from Chile, Colombia,Ecuador, Paraguay  source
  • Crops: More than 56 thousand acres of crops have been damaged. source
  • Roads: Peru’s National Emergency Operations Center (COEN) estimates that over 1,000 kilometers of roads have been destroyed and 159 bridges have collapsed. Source  The Central Highway is blocked by more flooding from the Rimac River in the Cupiche area. source
  • Roads: President of Peru Kuczynski announced that the priority will be to reopen the Pan-American Highway as soon as possible source
  • Communications: Table showing status of telephone, mobile and Internet services. source
  • Lima: In Lima, Pucusana District (pop 9,231) Mar 21 declared disaster source
  • Loreto: The Amazon River is almost at flooding point. Water levels are expected to rise in the coming days leading to possible flooding in the districts of Punchana (pop. 78,446), Belen (pop. 66,804), Iquitos (pop. 457,865) and San Juan Bautista (124,100)  in Maynas province, in the Loreto region. source

20 Mar:

  • Water: Since Mar 18 @BackusOficial has been producing water at its beer production facilities to provide to those impacted source
  • Water: Gloria Milk trucks are distributing potable water in Arequipa Source
  • Food: WFP Peru is one of the few country offices in the world that does not have a food assistance operation (food or cash transfers). Its support to government priorities is done through technical assistance and policy support. source
  • Medical: In order to provide rapid medical care to the population affected by the torrential rains, EsSalud set up field hospitals with doctors and nurses in Piura, Tumbes and Lima (Carapongo) to provide care for patients who require urgent care. Source
  • Medical: 20 Mar: Volunteer doctors and students from Colegio Médico del Perú are providing medical support, supplies, and food.  They need donations of water, medicine, hygiene items, rubber boots, tents, and more. Source
  • Aid: Colombia has sent relief supplies and 4 helicopters to assist with rescues.  Ecuador and Chile have sent supplies, and Paraguay will deliver rice and other supplies this week. Source
  • Communications:  Telefonica del Peru, América Móvil (Claro), Bitel and Entel have been working with the government to re-establish communications and provide telecommunications infrastructure and facilities in areas affected by the disaster.  Four mobile operators are providing support along Carretera Central (Central Highway). The majority of mobile services has been repaired.  Claro is still working on its network in Huarmey, Entel is working in Lurigancho and Carapongo, and Movistar is working on its network in Casma. Source 
  • Needs include tents, blankets, pillows, lanterns, water, and non-perishable food. Source
  • Government of Peru declared emergency in 15 districts of Lima source
  • Flooded towns have not had food for about a week.  Supermarkets in Lima are out of water and running low on food. (personal communication from Lima).
  • The Central Highway (Carretera Central - Lima to Chanchamayo) is now restricted to only emergency vehicles, cargo vehicles carrying food, fuel and potable water will have access; vehicles with donations, machinery to rehabilitate roads, and buses for passenger transportation.  The restriction is in place for the next 10 days, 24 hours a day. Source
  • MapAction has deployed a team to Lima to support the United Nations Disaster Assessment and Coordination team in creating an overview of affected areas and priority needs. Source
  • Ecuador has sent 3,500 kilos of food rations to Lima. Source

GENERAL INFORMATION

Situation Reports and Maps

23 Mar

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20 Mar:

19 Mar:

18 Mar or earlier:

Officials Accounts

President of Peru website twitter facebook

Center for Disaster Risk Reduction website twitter facebook

Emergency Operations Center twitter

Ministers Council website twitter facebook

Minister of Defense website twitter facebook

Minister of Education website twitter facebook

Ministry of Women and Vulnerable Population website twitter facebook

Police Peru website twitter facebook

Official News Agency Peru website twitter facebook

Aid Agencies Responding

Americares website twitter facebook

Humanity Road website twitter Peru Twitter List

MapAction website twitter facebook

Red Cross Peru website twitter facebook

Save the Children website twitter  facebook

Peru Antitaurino (animal rescue) twitter facebook

Unicef of Latin America  website twitter facebook

Unicef of Peru website twitter facebook

Pictures and Videos

22 Mar:

Drone video from Huarmey). Source

        Video of flooding in Sullana. Source

Photos and videos of flooding in Sullana. source

21 Mar:

20 Mar:

19 Mar:

18 Mar:

        

Hashtags

#peruflood, #perufloods, #inundaciones, #huaico, #FuerzaPeru, #ppkaos, #Trujillo, #MinsaEnAccion, #UnaSolaFuerza, #florosos, #callateunratito, #RimacResilient, #aquantesedapal, #Piura, #AlertaRoja, #cajamarquilla, #AlertaCapital, #losanimalesmeimportan, #PeruNosHacemosCargo, #Medicamentos, #SOS, #PeruDaLaMano, #BrigadasMedica, #Inundaciones, #TrujilloEnEmergencia, #PeruEnEmergencia

URGENT NEEDS BY REGIONS

Tumbes Region

Piura Region

Cajamarca Region

Lambayeque Region

19 Mar:

19 Mar:

        

La Libertad Region

        21 Mar:

A new overflow of the San Ildefonso Gorge caused another mudslide in the El Porvenir District. source

19 Mar:

20 Mar:

19 Mar:

Ancash Region

Huarmey needs people to help remove mud from houses and streets. source

        19 Mar:

18 Mar:

Lima Region

19 Mar:

Mar 20

21 Mar:

20 Mar:

19 Mar:

18 Mar:

The Mayor of Viñac says they have not been able to transport staple foods for 15 days). source

Huancavelica Region

The regional governor of Huancavelica reported a total of 2,706 homes have been affected by rains and mudslides, especially in the provinces of Castrovirreyna and Huaytara.  2,416 people have been affected.  37 health facilities affected, 80 schools have collapsed, 450 drinking water systems affected, 167 irrigation systems affected and 12 km destroyed.  They do not have heavy machinery.  Some places are isolated, and they are not in communication with the district of Mollepampa.  Angaraes, Huaytara, and Castrovirreyna need urgent help. source

Ica Region

Ica Region asks for extension of state of emergency. source

Arequipa Region

Mar 20

Mar 17

Cusco Region

Sullana Region

Several parts of the city of Sullana are flooded including La Videnita, Nuevo Sullana, Villa Primavera, Los Olivos, and Quince de Marzo.  Many residents have lost everything and need help. source

Hospital Sullana EsSalud needs help.  Photo shows it may have flooding. source

The hamlets of Riecito and Barrio Sur in Querecotillo District have been isolated by flooding. Source

About 20 families in Cieneguillo Sur are isolated have lost everything. source

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