On Sunday (14 March) Peruvian meteorologists warned of more rain in the country, where the worst floods and landslides in nearly 50 years have caused at least 40 deaths and left 200,000 homeless.
GTV Line of cars and trucks in valley
GV Swollen river (2 shots)
SV Lorry tipping earth to dam flood
GV Palmland after flooding
GV Damaged buildings
SV Ambulance along roadway
SV Road grader clearing mud from road
SV Lorries and cars half buried in mud
SV Homeless people in temporary accommodation
SV Man pointing to high water mark on building
SV Youngsters in temporary shelter
SV People drying out bedding and clothes
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Background: On Sunday (14 March) Peruvian meteorologists warned of more rain in the country, where the worst floods and landslides in nearly 50 years have caused at least 40 deaths and left 200,000 homeless. The flooding - caused by a month-long summer deluge - is reported in 41 cities and towns from Pallasca in the far north to Palpa, 250 miles (400 kms) south of Lima.
Palpa is said to have been one of the worst-hit towns and 12 people were reported drowned there over the weekend and 20 more are missing. On Sunday (12 March), the town was clearing itself up as best it could after the flash floods had swept through it and homeless were being housed in temporary accommodation.
SYNOPSIS: The town of Palpa, 250 miles south of the Peruvian capital of Lima, is said to have been one of the worst-hit towns in the recent floods and landslides which have swept the country.
On Sunday, efforts were being made to stem the water which had killed at least twelve people over the weekend. Twenty people were reported missing in the area as well.
The flooding was caused by a month-long summer deluge, and it's been the worst for fifty years. In all, at least 40 people were killed and two hundred thousand left homeless. In Palpa, mud covered almost everything.
Homeless from Palpa and the surrounding area were put into temporary accommodation. The Peruvian Armed Forces has taken charge of relief operations but the job is difficult because a hundred roads have been cut. And there may be more to come -- more rain was forecast on Tuesday.