acquired April 4, 2017

Flooding in Northern Peru



Several weeks of intense rain have triggered severe floods and mudslides in Peru. On April 4, 2017, the Operational Land Imager (OLI) on Landsat 8 captured this image of flood waters near the town of Parachique. More than 180,000 houses throughout the country have been flooded, according to Lutheran World Relief.

NASA Earth Observatory image by Jesse Allen, using Landsat data from the U.S. Geological Survey. Caption by Adam Voiland.