Heavy rains, flooding destroy homes in Peru

STORY: Tumbes, Piura and Lambayeque are among the most affected regions.

President Alberto Otarola's government recently announced it will spend some $1.06 billion on climate and weather measures in a bid to prevent and contain adverse impacts stemming from climate change and El Niño-related weather events.

Authorities expect heavy rainfall to continue on the north coast for the next few weeks.