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“Abnormal El Nino in Peru unleashes deadly downpours; more flooding seen”

One of the signs that an El Niño may be brewing in the eastern Pacific Ocean is a burst of unusually warm water near the coast that is contributing to heavy flooding in Peru.  According to Yahoo News, at least 62 people have died and more than 70,000 have become homeless as Peru’s rainy season has delivered 10 times as much rainfall than usual, authorities said Friday.  While floods in an El Niño in South America nearby are not unusual, the rapid growth of the warm pool and the magnitude of the flooding is much more extreme than in past events.  You can read more about it at