The National Emergency Operations Center Peru (COEN) reported on Sunday the closure of several ports of the country’s coastline, including Zorritos, Punta Sal, Máncora, Los Órganos, Colán, Grau and Cancas; due to the strong waves registered in the last hours, said Telesur.
“Some 33 ports in the localities of Máncora, Tumbes, Talara, Paita and Picura were temporarily closed until the sea conditions improve”, they explained.
Waves of up to 50 meters high have caused the overflow of some beaches, as well as floods. People have been evacuated for preventive measures.
El Periódico reported that these waves are a consequence of a tsunami in Indonesia that has resulted in 222 people dead, so far.
“The Technical Secretary of the Regional Emergency Operations Center (COER) of Piura, Eduardo Arbulú, reported that ‘the waves practically flooded all the part of the restricted zone, where there should be no construction’ However, the images shared on social networks showed umbrellas, chairs and other furniture washed by the sea on those beaches”, El Periódico informed.