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Event: CW Cold Wave
Number: 2013-000110
Country: PER Peru
Date (YMD): 2013-9-9
Information Source:IFRC
Comments: From August 24th, low temperatures, snowfall, hailstorms and heavy rains are affecting the health and livelihoods of the population in 10 Departments (52 provinces) of the country. Cases of diseases such as conjunctivitis and severe respiratory infections are present, but mostly serious infections like pneumonia were evidenced in vulnerable groups (children under 5 years, elderly people and people with co-morbidities). In addition, there has been a total of 26,640 dead animals, as well as 683,344 affected animals (until September 2, 2013). In August 29th and 30th, the Peruvian Government declared a state of emergency in 106 districts of 23 provinces in the regions of Puno, Cusco, Ayacucho and Apurimac, this being the most intense event of this kind in 10 years. The National Service of Meteorology and Hydrology (Servicio Nacional de Meteorolog?a e Hidrolog?a - SENAHMI) predicts the low temperatures situation will last until the third week of September.
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