The Peruvian National Civil Defense Agency announced on the morning of April 1 local time that geological disasters such as mudslides may occur in a total of 454 areas in the north of the country from now until April 3, because these areas may usher in heavy rainfall. Among them, Cajamarca, Ancash, and La Libertad are the three regions with the highest disaster risk.
The Peruvian National Civil Defense Agency stated that in response to possible disasters, local governments have been asked to take multiple measures. This includes clearly marking routes to help local residents evacuate, helping residents move from dangerous areas near rivers to safe areas, and ensuring that local medical, fire, police and other departments can provide assistance to residents in the event of an emergency.
The Peruvian National Emergency Operations Center stated that it will work closely with local governments to continuously monitor changes in the local situation and ensure that emergency rescue centers in various places are prepared for disaster relief.
Currently, Peru is in the season of frequent rainstorms and mudslide disasters. In March this year, affected by the passage of tropical cyclone “Yacu”, more than 130 regions across Peru were hit by heavy rains, and more than 100,000 families were affected.