How can Peru prepare to withstand more devastating floods and landslides

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El Niño-fuelled flash floods and landslides hit parts of Lima last month. Photograph: Ernesto Benavides/AFP/Getty

After record rains caused $3bn worth of damage, Peru must build infrastructure to prepare for any more extreme climate events in the future

April 13, 2017 — For most Peruvians, this year’s floods have been the worst in living memory. Ten times the usual amount of rain has fallen on Peru’s coast, swelling rivers which caused widespread flooding, and triggering huge landslides which tore through shanty towns. Continue reading