El Niño Storms in Northern Peru (10 Feb 1998)
On the afternoon of 10 February 1998, a storm or series of storms passed over the coastal desert in the region north of Trujillo, Peru. The clouds moved from northwest to southwest and dropped an undisclosed amount of rain. The photograph above was taken from the base of Cerro Cabezón [07°54'S, 79°05'W] and shows a rain cloud directly over Cerro Campana [07°58'S, 79°06'W]. The runoff and flooding caused by this storm was responsible for cutting the Pan American Highway in several places north of Trujillo, flooding of Huanchacito; and,the following day (11Feb 98) led to the bursting of an earthen dam north of Trujillo causing the flooding of the Mampuesto cemetery.