Organisation: European Commission, Joint Research Centre

Title: Floods in Peru (2017-03-22)


Activation time (UTC): 2017-03-22 10:08:00 Event time (UTC): 2017-03-22 10:00:00 Event type: Flood

Activation reason:
Since mid-March 2017 heavy rains have affected nearly all of Peru leading to catastrophic flooding and landslides. Tens of people have lost their lives and tens of thousands are homeless. There has been significant damage to infrastructure, with many bridges down, and homes. States of Emergency have been declared in many regions due to the worst flooding in many years.

Reference maps produced: 11 Delineation maps produced: 19 Grading maps produced: 15

Copernicus Emergency Management Service - Mapping is a service funded by European Commission aimed at providing actors in the management of natural and man-made disasters, in particular Civil Protection Authorities and Humanitarian Aid actors, with mapping products based on satellite imagery.

How to cite
European Commission, Joint Research Centre (2017):  Floods in Peru (2017-03-22). European Commission, Joint Research Centre (JRC) [Dataset] PID:
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Issue date 2017-03-22
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Language English
Data theme(s) Regions and cities; Science and technology
EuroVoc domain(s) 72 GEOGRAPHY
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-3.66103676906° N, -73.1582073119° E, -12.104877869° S, -80.8892905451° W

Coordinate Reference System ETRS89 / LAEA Europe

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