Rains cause damage, disrupt services in Peru
LIMA – Rains have damaged homes and rivers have overflowed their banks in Puerto Huarmey and the province of Huaral as the rainy and cold season gets down to an early start in Peru’s interior.
200 homes are reported to have been affected by heavy rains in Puerto Huarmey, in the city of Huarmey in Áncash.
The Huarmey river overflowed its banks due to the heavy rainfall, according to the technical secretary of the Civil Defense of the Huarmey provincial municipality, Felícita Cadenillas. She said that the river level rose by 20 centimeters, according to a report by El Peruano on Tuesday.
The Huaral province in Lima saw the Huaral-San Miguel de Acos highway blocked at kilometer 48 due to overflow from the Chancay river. All vehicular traffic in the area has been halted due to the flooding.
The rains have also affected other areas. The internet service in Tingo María, capital of the Leoncido Prado province, Huanaco, was interrupted on Monday because of torrential rains. Lightning was also reported in the area. Telefónica restored the internet service late Monday afternoon.
The entire province of Sánchez Carrión, La lIbertad and Huamachuco were left without internet, fixed line phone and cellular phone service on Sunday because of a lightning storm that covered the entire area.