MINDEF reported that Cyclone Yaku, which is developing in front of the Peruvian sea, will increase the flow of the Rímac, Lurín and Chillón rivers
He Cyclone Yaku has left thousands of victims in its wake in recent daysso the Lima authorities are constantly monitoring 3 major rivers in the regionbecause with the intense rains these have increased their flow.
We refer to the Chillón, Rímac and Lurín rivers, which as a result of the heavy rains that have occurred in the last two days have the possibility of overflowingwhich would cause many losses in the capital, for this reason the corresponding authorities are taking their precautions.
About, Jorge Chavezin charge of the Ministry of Defense (Mindef) reported that Cyclone Yaku, which develops in front of the Peruvian sea, will increase the flow of the Rímac, Lurín and Chillón riversin Lima, so An alert will be issued in the capital due to heavy rains.
“Cyclone Yaku is in the northern part, it is descending and that is going to increase the rains in Lima and the level of the rivers Rímac, Lurín and Chillón can be increased”, he indicated.
He also emphasized that, at this time, clearing works cannot be carried out in the country’s rivers because they are loaded. “We will wait for the river to go down and we hope to do the contingency work until the last week of April. And from May onwards, which is no longer the rainy seasonwe will begin to do the decolmatation”.
“We are going to generate an alert about the streams that feed the basins of the Rímac, Chillón and Lurín rivers (…) We have 30 streams that feed the Chosica, Santa Eulalia, Chaclacayo area, which could be activated, that is why all the supplies have to be taken because we remember that there are houses there,” he said.
Meanwhile, a representative of the National Center for Disaster Prevention (Cenepred) assured that Cyclone Yaku is currently positioned off the coast of northern Peru and that this will cause it to begin to descend to the north of Ancash. “Much of the humidity that this brings will impact the central part of Lima”.
“This is worrying because all the streams that we know of in the Rímac river, Chillón river, in Santa Eulalia are going to be activatedand all that part of the middle basin of the Rímac, where a large population lives and it will have quite an effect ”, he concluded.
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🙌 CYCLONE YAKU ARRIVES IN THE AGUSTINO DISTRICT
Before the arrival of Cyclone Yaku, the municipality of El Agustino took preventive measures to avoid human losses, as well as material losses.#AuditorMunicipal #ElAgustino #prevention #ciclonyaku pic.twitter.com/wHn0v7IsqG
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