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Guys, my country, Peru, is going through a difficult time right now. I haven’t seen much in international media so that’s why I’m sharing this with you. My city, Trujillo, along with many other cities is Peru are suffering from El Niño phenomenon. From Lima in the center all the way to Ecuador are been hit by heavy rain… Many cities are flooded… We’ve had three mudslides in my city today. The images from other areas are way worse. People has died drowned and in accidents trying to get home.. farmers have lost everything, people has no water and electricity in many areas even the capital Lima has little to no water. I’ve seen some embassies here helping otherwise I haven’t seen much coverage of this even though it has been happening for days now. Peruvians are working together to get through this and I’m sure we will come out stronger from this. Keep us in your prayers.

updates
  • we still don’t have water (i live in an apartment building and we have a water tank, but many people don’t have ANY water at home)
  • classes at schools in lima (the capital city) have been suspended again - they resume on wednesday
  • my uni has postponed classes: i was supposed to start tomorrow but they will start on the 27th
  • right now, a jail is on fire
  • many bridges have fallen and cities at the north of the country are now completely inaccesible
  • probably the rains and mudslides won’t stop for at least a month

also: i’m temporarily closing my studyblr. from now on i’m only going to share info about the situation here in peru. i know i don’t have a lot of followers and many of you have been ignoring this (which makes me feel really sad and dissapointed at the studyblr community) but it doesn’t feel right to go on like nothing is happening. if you want to contact me and ask me how can you help, i’ll be happy to tell you all i know.

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Guys, we have mudslides again.. 3rd day in a row… It finally got to my house… We’re trying to do everything we can to prevent the water getting into our homes. It’s stronger this time because it’s mudslide + rain at the same time. I live in the lower part of the city so here it arrives with less power so you can now imagine how the people in the higher parts next to the river are doing. Some people can’t escape they’re stuck in their second or third floors. Sad week for us.

My heart goes out to the people of Colombia in the wake of Friday night’s mudslide in Mocoa, which has left 250 dead, 400 injured, and at least 100 unaccounted for. Reading the stories of people swept away from loved ones, unsure if they are dead or alive, is almost unbearable. But as with every tragedy, there are inspiring stories of courage, sacrifice, and hope radiating from within the disaster zone. Be brave and carry on. The world sees you Mocoa, we stand with you and send our love. Te acompaño en este momento de duelo.

Before and after: Photos show mudslide’s destruction

(Photo: Google | Washington State Department Of Transportation)

mudslide in Washington state turned a square mile of Snohomish County into complete devastation and claimed the lives of at least eight people and destroyed dozens of homes. The slide, which occurred around 11 a.m. PT Saturday, turned land that spanned neighborhoods into “quicksand.”

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Rescuers keep searching despite overwhelming obstacles

(Photo: Ted S. Warren / Pool via AP)

Authorities announced Thursday night that the official death toll after Saturday’s mudslide in Oso, Wash. had risen to 17, but warned that the total number of victims was likely to increase. The rescuers, many of whom are volunteers who hold other jobs, have vowed to remain at the site of the slide until they are no longer needed.

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Washington Mudslide: Learn how to help

Donations have been pouring in to help victims whose homes were destroyed in the landslide that ripped through Oso, Wash. The disaster could end up being one of the worst in Washington state’s history. So far at least 25 people have died and officials say the 90 people who are still missing are unlikely to have survived. Volunteers are working around the clock to feed, clothe and house those who have been displaced.

We’ve compiled a list of organizations that are accepting donations. See how you can help.