Photos: Peru Suffers Worst Flooding in Decades

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Residents of the Huachipa district, east of Lima, Peru, are helped by police and fire rescue teams to cross over flash floods hitting their neighborhood and isolating its residents on March 17, 2017.

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Sections of the central railroad track that follows the Rimac River, which suffered severe damage by rising water and flash foods in the town of Chosica, at the foot of the Andes mountains east of Lima, on March 18, 2017. 

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A group of people, stranded in flood waters, hold onto a rope as they wade through flood waters to safety in Lima, Peru, on March 17, 2017.

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A man is rescued after a massive landslide and flood in the Huachipa district of Lima on March 17, 2017.

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Sections of the central railroad track that follows the Rimac River, damages by rising water and flash foods in the town of Chosica on March 18, 2017. 

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A bus is seen after a landslide and flood in Chosica, east of Lima, on March 16, 2017.

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People try to cross the Rimac River after rivers breached their banks, causing flooding and widespread destruction in Huachipa, Peru, on March 19, 2017.

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A group of people, stranded in floodwaters, hold onto a rope as they walk to safety in Lima on March 17, 2017.

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A woman is pulled to safety in a zipline harness in Lima on March 17, 2017.

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A man is pulled to safety in Lima on March 17, 2017.

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People wait on a rooftop to be rescued from a building surrounded by floodwaters in Lima on March 17, 2017.

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Rescue workers use an extension ladder to evacuate stranded residents after the Huaycoloro river overflowed its banks sending torrents of mud and water rushing through the streets in Huachipa, Peru, on March 17, 2017. 

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Residents of the Huachipa populous district, east of Lima, are helped by police and fire fighter rescue teams to cross over flash floods on March 17, 2017.

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View of a damaged cemetery after rainfall and flood in Trujillo, northern Peru, on March 16, 2017.

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Aerial view after a massive landslide and flood in the Huachipa district of Lima, Peru, on March 17, 2017.

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A soccer goal post is seen in a flooded field damaged after heavy rain in the El Indio district of Piura, northern Peru, on March 17, 2017.

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A truck stuck in deep mud on the Central highway after a landslide and flood in Chosica, Peru, on March 16, 2017.

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A view of the damage caused by flash floods in Huachipa district, east of Lima, on March 19, 2017.

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A man stands inside his house after a landslide and flood in Chosica on March 16, 2017.

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A dog stands among debris in a destroyed home, after rivers breached their banks due to torrential rains, causing flooding and widespread destruction in Huachipa on March 19, 2017.

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Residents walk on a hill after rivers breached their banks due to torrential rains, causing flooding and widespread destruction in Huachipa, on March 18, 2017.

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Local residents affected by the flash floods line up for food provided by the government in the Huachipa district on March 19, 2017. 

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Survivors of a flood receive food after torrential rains in Huachipa on March 18, 2017.

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People walk in a flooded market, after rivers breached their banks due to torrential rains, in Huachipa, Peru, on March 18, 2017.

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A volunteer cleans a flooded home, after rivers breached their banks in Cajamarquilla, Peru, on March 19, 2017. 

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