Emergency Message for U.S. Citizens: Flooding in Lima and Other Areas Along the Coast

Heavy rains inland have caused landslides and overflowing river banks in Lima, and at other points along the coast in Peru.  This may affect routes to the airport.  All schools in metropolitan Lima will be closed until Monday.  Due to flooding in some parts of Lima, traffic may be heavier than normal as people try to avoid inundated streets.

All U.S. citizens should pay close attention to alerts and advisories, and carefully adhere to safety instructions from local authorities in order to avoid affected areas.

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