Peruvians dealing with aftermath of deadly floods

Chris Jasurek
By Chris Jasurek
March 31, 2017Worldshare

The Peruvian government has declared a state of emergency at the Piura River.

The Piura River overflowed earlier this week on March 28.

Five thousand people have been rescued from the Piura area and 8 have been killed by the floodwaters.

Residents have expressed helplessness as they struggle to find food and water in the ongoing flood disaster.

“The water has taken everything. We don’t have anywhere to live. My children are sleeping on the ground, we don’t have any place to sleep. The current has taken it all,” said one distraught flood victim.

Over 800,000 people have been affected by the extensive flooding.

Torrential downpours due to a sudden warming of Pacific waters have wreaked havoc on northwest Peru.

The wet weather is forecast to continue into April.

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