Equipped To Survive Equipped To Survive® Presents
The Survival Forum
Where do you want to go on ETS?

Topic Options
#284075 - 03/19/17 03:28 PM Floods in Peru
Pete Offline
Old Hand

Registered: 02/20/09
Posts: 1137
These images of floods in Lima, Peru show the power of fast-moving water. It becomes much more dangerous when the river is pushing huge piles of debris.

https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=iy6LHR4FdCA

These latest pix were taken in Peru in 2017.

I am just wrapping up a 16-month trip in S. America. We visited Peru and Chile. We were in Santiago during heavy rains and floods in April, 2016. We were astonished to discover that the street in front of our hotel, which was in the center of the downtown area, actually turned into a river. The water was 6-12 inches deep. But really, we were lucky. At the edges of actual riverbeds, the effects of the currents are very strong. Some parts of these cities can go underwater.

The basic problem is that the western side of the Andes mountains is very steep. So when these mtns get hit by torrential rain, huge volumes of water start gushing towards the ocean. Peru and Chile just do not have the resources to build engineered-water channels. So the results are chaos.

Pete


Edited by Pete (03/19/17 03:34 PM)

Top
#284078 - 03/21/17 06:07 PM Re: Floods in Peru [Re: Pete]
hikermor Offline
Geezer in Chief
Geezer

Registered: 08/26/06
Posts: 5748
Loc: southern Cal
How about building restrictions within defined (100 year, 500 year, etc.) flood plains? I would think that would help to some degree. It is usually better to have parks or some sort of green space in flood channels than housing or development....

Those certainly are impressive flood waters.
_________________________
Geezer in Chief

Top
#284098 - 03/25/17 01:24 PM Re: Floods in Peru [Re: Pete]
hikermor Offline
Geezer in Chief
Geezer

Registered: 08/26/06
Posts: 5748
Loc: southern Cal
https://www.wunderground.com/blog/JeffMasters/comment.html?entrynum=3586

This is a comprehensive overview of the Peruvian flooding and damage, together with a comprehensive discussion of the weather phenomena involved. Although Peru is far away in the Southern hemisphere, they are liked to us, especially in southern California, through El Nino....
_________________________
Geezer in Chief

Top



Moderator:  MartinFocazio, Tyber 
July
Su M Tu W Th F Sa
1
2 3 4 5 6 7 8
9 10 11 12 13 14 15
16 17 18 19 20 21 22
23 24 25 26 27 28 29
30 31
Who's Online
1 registered (Russ), 293 Guests and 8 Spiders online.
Key: Admin, Global Mod, Mod
Newest Members
albusgrammaticus, johnmarl, AshikurAB, tomar15, Bbbriggs
5207 Registered Users
Newest Posts
What NOT to do in a disaster
by DesertFox
Help for novel research.Bugging out from Manhattan
by DesertFox
01:30 AM
Boil-Water Advisory
by hikermor
11:38 PM
Inexpensive knives, ver. 2.0
by Russ
10:32 PM
EMP
by Russ
09:41 PM
Do You Have a Firstaid Kit to Spare?
by Jeanette_Isabelle
06:13 PM
Animal-Caused Death Stats
by Phaedrus
01:24 PM
Hot Springs Mammoth Site
by Phaedrus
07/20/17 07:16 AM
Newest Images
Tiny knife / wrench
Handmade knives
2"x2" Glass Signal Mirror, Retroreflective Mesh
Trade School Tool Kit
My Pocket Kit
Glossary
Test

WARNING & DISCLAIMER: SELECT AND USE OUTDOORS AND SURVIVAL EQUIPMENT, SUPPLIES AND TECHNIQUES AT YOUR OWN RISK. Information posted on this forum is not reviewed for accuracy and may not be reliable, use at your own risk. Please review the full WARNING & DISCLAIMER about information on this site.