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Peru Declares Cold Wave Emergency

in 16 Regions

 More than 400 deaths
 
 
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25 Jul 10 - The decree covers all districts more than 3,000 meters (9,800 feet) above sea level, as well as three regions in the Peruvian jungle that have registered "strangely low temperatures" in the last few weeks (Madre de Dios, Ucayali and Loreto).
 


The emergency declaration covers districts in the regions of Ancash,
Apurimac, Arequipa, Ayacucho, Cusco, Huancavelica, Huanuco, Junin, Lima, Moquegua, Pasco, Puno and Tacna, which in recent days reached a temperature of -24 C (-11 F).

At least 409 people have died of pneumonia and ailments related to the cold weather,
most of them younger than 5 years old (200 deaths) and over 60 years (158 deaths).

http://www.laht.com/article.asp?ArticleId=361111&CategoryId=14095
Thanks to Jim Stoffaire, Peter Pesola and Benjamin Napier for this link
   





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