Floods in Peru
The strike's may be calming down in Peru but the weather is definitely acting up!
If you’re travelling to southern Peru (Puno, Cusco or Arequipa) or are looking forward to spending sunny days in the north of Peru, notice that heavy rain is expected in both areas until the month of April. In the north zone of the country, the city of Tumbes has been severely affected by rivers overflowing causing floods and landslides.
In Cusco, the city of Aguas Calientes is working on the construction of walls along the river to prevent floods which can lead to a disaster similar to the one in 2004, when a landslide covered part of the town, killing 14 people, destroying several houses and buildings.
So far, these rains have left around 1million affected people during this season.
This article was posted by Andrea Tello, our editor in Peru