Overall Green alert Flood
in Peru

Event summary

This flood can have a low humanitarian impact based on the magnitude and the affected population and their vulnerability.

GDACS ID FL 1101832
Death: 20
Displaced: 328
Countries: Peru
From - To 16 Jan - 17 Mar


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Peru - Floods and landslides, update (ECHO 13 Feb 2023)Mon, 13 Feb 2023 11:31

  • Since 5 February, Arequipa Department in southern Peru has been affected by floods and landslides caused by heavy rainfall. 
  • According to Peru's National Institute of Civil Defense (INDECI), the number of fatalities has increased to 18, while 20 individuals are missing in Camana Province. At least 27 persons sustained injuries, while the number of affected people is more than 6,300. Nearly 1,600 houses, 60 educational centres, and two hospitals have been affected by various degrees of damage.
  • Flash floods and mudslides (huayco) in San Ramon District (Junin Department, central Peru), caused one fatality and two injured people. 
  • A red alert for river overflow has been issued for the Utcubamba River in Jamalca District, Amazon Department (northern Peru).
  • Moderate to locally heavy rainfall is forecast over central and southern Peru on 13-14 February.
Flood in Peru - EC/ECHO daily mapMon, 13 Mar 2023 18:50

A new EC/ECHO daily map is now available
Peru - Severe weather, update (ECHO 14 Mar 2023)Tue, 14 Mar 2023 11:14

  • The number of casualties is increasing following heavy rainfall, floods and landslides that have been affecting several Departments of Peru since the beginning of March.
  • According to UN OCHA, at least 58 people have died while the National Institute of Civil Defense of Peru (INDECI) reports more than 24,000 affected people and more than 6,400 damaged or destroyed houses.
  • The State of Emergency has been declared in the Departments of Cajamarca, La Libertad, Lambayeque and Piura for the impact due to the huge precipitations.
  • For the next 24 hours, moderate to heavy rain is expected across north-western, western and south-western Peru while light to moderate rain is expected across the rest of the country.
Huánuco Department, Peru, March 2023Heavy rain on 15 March damaged 23 homes and affected 70 people in the Luyando district of Leoncio Prado Province in Huánuco Department, Peru.Thu 16 Mar 2023FloodList provided by Copernicus GloFAS
Detailed event map. European Union, 2023. Map produced by EC-JRC.
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For this events, GDACS has links to information from the following sources: EC-JRC (35), (2), NASA (7), DesInventar (1), WMO (1), INFORM (2),