Brrrr… Peru Declares Emergency– Record Cold Kills 61 Children & 5,000 Alpacas

Peru is facing record cold temperatures.

5,000 alpacas have died because of low temperatures and freezing weather before the start of this year’s winter season.

Peru has declared a state of emergency in 11 of its 24 provinces.
61 children have died in the record cold this year.
The Peruvian Times reported:

Peru President Alan Garcia enacted a legislative decree to declare a 60-day state of emergency in 11 of Peru’s 24 departments Thursday as temperatures in the Andes region continue to drop dramatically and claim the lives of residents.

As Peru remains in the grip of intense cold — meteorologists have registered temperatures dipping to -22°C, or 7.60 F — the cold weather death toll continues to rise. Sixty-one children have died since April 13.

And, according to Peru’s Health Ministry, more than 50,000 suffer from acute respiratory tract infections and 4,851 from pneumonia.

“Those who are most at risk live in the high Andean regions (3.000 metres or more above sea level) where, since April 15, we have registered the pneumonia-related deaths of 61 children,” Cergio Espejo, a Health Ministry staff responsible for the monitoring of respiratory diseases, told daily Peru21.

The decree, published this morning in the official state daily El Peruano, enacts the President’s call for immediate action in the departments of Apurimac, Arequipa, Ayacucho, Cusco, Huancavelica, Junín, Lima, Moquegua, Pasco, Puno and Tacna.

Hat Tip Alan Martin

Winter in Peru officially begins today. It looks like it is going to be another very cold year, just like last year.

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