Peru flooding kills 72

Peru has been stricken by intense rains all year, causing flooding and mudslides which have killed 72 people so far.

It is the worst flooding since 1998, when 374 people were killed.

Half the country has been affected. A state of emergency has been declared in 811 cities.

Drainage systems in cities along Peru’s Pacific coast have been overwhelmed. The health ministry is fumigating to stop the spread of disease-carrying mosquitoes.

Peru’s capital, Lima, has been without water service since the beginning of the week. Lima normally has a desert climate, but now overflowing rivers have made the streets impassable.

The northeast coast has been hit particularly hard, with some villages being completely isolated.

The government has called up the army to help maintain public order.

President Pedro Pablo Kuczynski flew over flooded areas on Saturday, March 18, to survey the damage

The storms are caused by a warming of the surface waters of the Pacific Ocean. They are expected to last another two weeks.

(AP)

 
 
 
 
 
US

New US Travel Ban on 8 Countries Is Indefinite and Tailored

New US Travel Ban on 8 Countries Is Indefinite and Tailored
WASHINGTON—New, more refined travel restrictions were issued in a proclamation by President Donald Trump late Sept. 24.Citing national ...
READ MORE >
 

Mexicans Pray as Hope Fades for Quake Victims, Toll Hits 319

Mexicans Pray as Hope Fades for Quake Victims, Toll Hits 319
MEXICO CITY—Mexicans packed churches on Sunday to pray for the victims of the country's deadliest quake in 32 ...
READ MORE >
 
US

Trump Calls Out NFL Players for Lack of Respect

Trump Calls Out NFL Players for Lack of Respect
President Donald Trump called out NFL players who refuse to stand for the national anthem, saying NFL owners ...
READ MORE >
 

Merkel Wins Fourth Term as Far-Right Enters German Parliament

Merkel Wins Fourth Term as Far-Right Enters German Parliament
BERLIN—Chancellor Angela Merkel won a fourth term in office on Sunday but will have to build an uneasy ...
READ MORE >
 

Dine at the Michelin 3-Star Cantonese Restaurant One of 4 in the World

Dine at the Michelin 3-Star Cantonese Restaurant One of 4 in the World
Hong Kong, a tightly packed metropolis, has a whopping 14,000 restaurants! Hard to pick one? Go around and ...
READ MORE >