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Peru: Cold Wave: 2013/08 Country Information on DRR

Period 2013/08
Country or District Peru
Event Type Cold Wave
Outline Around 12,000 families have been left stranded after a two-day snowstorm cut off access to a high-altitude area, Carabaya province in southern Peru, officials said on Monday, August 26, 2013.
Human Impact Physical Impact Others
UN Country Team in Peru 2013/09/02
Dead : 1
Severely damaged : 5,247
Partially damaged : 80,644
Destroyed houses : 137
Inhabitable houses : 739
Affected houses : 6,269

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UN Country Team in Peru 2013/09/02
Snowfalls Emergencies in Cold Weather Season Office of the Resident Coordinator Situation Report No. 01 (as of 02 September 2013)

BBC 2013/09/01
The Peruvian government has extended to nine more regions a state of emergency called to cope with unusually cold weather and heavy snowfall. At least two people have died and 33,000 others have been affected by cold spell.

Dairy Post 2013/08/27
Snowstorm leaves 12,000 families stranded in Peru.

Geographycal Data

OCHA 2013/09/02
Peru: Cold Wave (as of 2 September 2013)