El Niño: Peru prepares for devastating rain

cacallito de totora

Traditional cacallito de totora boats, Huanchaco

I headed back to Trujillo to report for ABC News about the El Niño. If you are travelling to the north coast, expect rain and plenty of it.

ABC News: El Nino: Separated by the Pacific, Australia gripped by drought while Peru prepares for devastating rain

On one side of the Pacific, large tracts of Australia are gripped by drought triggered by the phenomenon. On the opposite side, the desert coastline of Peru is preparing for devastating rain.

Scientists warn Peru faces one of the strongest El Ninos on record.

In the next few months it could deliver a multi-billion-dollar damages bill from landslides, floods, failed crops and the collapse of the world’s largest anchovy fishery. Read the full story.