Details of Disaster Information


Peru : Cold Wave : 2004/07/09
GLIDE: CW-2004-000050-PER  DRR & Disaster Information

Duration 2004/07/09
Country
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District
Peru
Name Cold Wave
Outline 41 provinces of the departments of Puno, Cuzco, Arequipa, Moquegua and Tacna, in Southern Peru, and the departments of Apurímac and Ayacucho, in the Central highlands of Peru, have been affected by severe cold weather, snowstorms and heavy rainfall since the last week of June, 2004.

Summary
Human Impact Physical Impact Others
OCHA Situation Report No. 2 2004/07/17
People affected: 158,836;
reported dead: 46.
House destroyed: 3,082. Food crops: 300,000 hectares destroyed, 347,000 hectares affected;
reported dead cattle head: 114,218 (alpacas and llamas).

Related Links
Report/Articles
  • OCHA Situation Report No. 3 2004/08/03
    According to the latest reports of Civil Defence, the number of people affected has risen from 158,836 to 337,467. The cumulated number of dead reported by hospitals of the Ministry of health in the departments affected, reached 90.
  • BBC News 2004/07/25
    At least 46 children in Peru have died during one of the coldest spells in the Andes Mountains in 30 years.
  • OCHA Situation Report No. 2 2004/07/17
    The number of people affected has risen from 85,000 to 158,836. The cumulated number of dead reported by hospitals of the Ministry of health in the departments affected has reached 46.
  • Terra Daily 2004/07/12
    Winter storms have violently struck several South American countries in recent days, leading to six cold-related deaths in Argentina, thousands of dead farm animals in Peru.
  • OCHA Situation Report No. 1 2004/07/13
    According to Civil Defence, there arepproximately 85,000 people affected. (2004/07/13)