Details of Disaster Information


Peru : Flood : 1999/05-
GLIDE: FL-1999-000160-PER  DRR & Disaster Information

Duration 1999/05-
Country
   or
District
Peru
Name Flood
Outline Unofficial estimates show approximately 100,000 people affected, with some 35,000 now living in severe conditions.Damage caused to approximately 10,000 houses, schools and sanitary centres and to cultivated land.

Summary
Human Impact Physical Impact Others
damage situation in northeast area of Peru
the dead:44
affected family:158.453
damaged houses:84.563
agriculutural damage:116.326t
domestic animal damage:177,923
damaged schools:2.224
damaged hospitals:269

AFP NEWS 1999/05/23- Peru Floods
At least four people -- three children and one adult -- were killed.

AFP 1999/05/22- Peruvian floods, heavy rains pound Amazonian region
The latest figures bring the total number of flood victims to 250,000 since the rains erupted two weeks ago, pounding three other cities in the Loreto province.

JICA report 1999/05/28- Peru floods
4 people had died, 10 were missing, and 12,000 people were affected. Over 34,000 homes were damaged and 17,000 hectares of farmland ruined.
OCHA Situation Report No. 1
Unofficial estimates show approximately 100,000 people affected, with some 35,000 now living in severe conditions. Damage caused to approximately 10,000 houses, schools and sanitary centres and to cultivated land.

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Report/Articles
  • Agence France-Presse (AFP) 1999/05/23
    Mayor of Iquitos requested emergency aid from Lima, particularly medical supplies to head off several epidemics that have begun to flourish due to the accumulation of water in urban areas.
  • Agence France-Presse (AFP) 1999/05/22
    Some 80,000 people were victims of floods and heavy rains that pounded Iquitos, capital of the eastern Loreto province.
  • JICA Report 1999/06/03
    An initial 78 tons of relief supplies were distributed in the affected area through the National Disasters Agency.

  • Japan International Cooperation Agency 1999/05/28
    Heavy amounts of rain began falling in Peru, in the first half of May and continued for 10 consecutive days, causing large-scale flooding along the Amazon River.
  • OCHA Situation Report No. 1
    Unofficial estimates show approximately 100,000 people affected, with some 35,000 now living in severe conditions.Damage caused to approximately 10,000 houses, schools and sanitary centres and to cultivated land.
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