Peru: 18 thousand families submerged by the flood

From the beginning of the year torrential rains don’t give respite to Peru; it continues to rain and the situation does not seem to improve, in some locations itrecords up to 200-250 mm of rain, and in the proximity of mountains it reaches 300 mm.

The government estimates are 4 thousand buildings have been completely destroyed and that at least 18 thousand families have suffered serious damage to their homes or are homeless.

To intervene to help the people affected by the emergency, authorities have made heavy use of bulldozers and big trucks, easily maneuverable in the most adverse weather conditions. Inhabitants have thus been transferred to safer areas where they will stay until the situation improves.