Marching On Together

Marching On Together I have had a romance with a lady since my childhood just like thousands of other people around the world who are also in love with her. I have remained in love with her through the many bad times and the few good times, my love for her has never faltered and never will. My lady's name is Leeds United and she is just five games away from returning to the English Football Premiership, after sixteen years in the football wilderness. In the sixties, seventies and early nineties my lady was known as "Super Leeds," however in 2003, my love was relegated from the English Football Premiership due to financial miss-handling by her owners. "Super Leeds," dropped down to the third tier of English football. If Leeds United can grab ten points from their last five games my lady will be back where she belongs in the higher echelons of English football and I can once more embrace my love with happiness.

Leeds 5 v 0 Stoke, 7 points needed from 4 games... Swansea City 0 v 1 Leeds United, 4 points needed from 3 games...

Friday, 24 March 2017

Peru disaster update: 84 dead 20 missing almost 80,000 injured and 150,000 properties damaged

Earthwindmap showing the incredible amount of rainfall which fell earlier on in the month, the amount is almost off the scale, click to enlarge.
Peru's Defense Minister Jorge Nieto on Thursday confirmed the number of lives lost to torrential rains, overflows and floods lashing the country has further jumped to 84.
"We regret to report the passing of five more Peruvians.

Trujillo was one of the most affected areas in Peru. More than 23 people died in this area due to the constant floods and heavy rains.
Most of the Trujillo main square and nearby houses are flooded. (Photo: Johny Aurazo/ El Comercio)
Yesterday, we had 79 fatalities, and today these add up to 84," Nieto told State-run TV Peru station. The government official also noted 20 people are still missing and at least 79,200 citizens have been injured.
In terms of infrastructure, 12,987 properties have collapsed, 149,541 are damaged and 13,974 have become uninhabitable, the National Emergency Operations Center's (COEN) latest update revealed. On the other hand, the Defense head informed Chancay River (northern Lambayeque region) has been declared under red alert due to its rising levels.
An orange alert has been issued for rivers Piura, Jequetepeque, Mala and CaƱete.
There is a yellow warning for Tumbes River
Nieto said the rest of rivers -including Rimac River, which burst its banks flooding km 44 of Central Highway- post normal flow.
In this sense, he explained Rimac River's overflow was not triggered by increased flow, but rather by accumulated humidity and erosion that caused the ground to collapse.
This notwithstanding, he affirmed Lima citizens "are reassured."

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