Mar 16, 2017

Dozen die in new round of Peru flooding

Lima Region
Peru
by
Washington Post via Associated Press
A man plays in a flooded street using an inner tube in Lima, Peru, Thursday, March 16, 2017. A new round of unusually heavy rains has killed at least a dozen people in Peru and now threatens flooding in the capital. Authorities said Thursday they expect the intense rains caused by the warming of surface waters in the eastern Pacific Ocean to continue another two weeks. Photo: Rodrigo Abd, Associated Press
A man plays in a flooded street using an inner tube in Lima, Peru, Thursday, March 16, 2017. A new round of unusually heavy rains has killed at least a dozen people in Peru and now threatens flooding in the capital. Authorities said Thursday they expect the intense rains caused by the warming of surface waters in the eastern Pacific Ocean to continue another two weeks. Photo: Rodrigo Abd, Associated Press

A new round of unusually heavy rains has killed at least a dozen people in Peru and now threatens flooding in the capital.

The new floods and mudslides over the past three days follow a series of other storms and officials say that a total of 62 people have died and 12,000 homes have been destroyed so far this year.

Authorities said Thursday they expect the intense rains caused by the warming of surface waters in the eastern Pacific Ocean to continue another two weeks.