DISCUSSION: As strong thunderstorms persisted over areas both in and around the city of Lima, Peru, there was increasingly more prevalent threat for flash flooding across many areas. As shown in the video above, the heavy rainfall which fell in and around the city of Lima had serious repercussions on roadways with many being washed away and/or severely damaged. It is always imperative to respect the power of Mother Nature when you are in an area which is expected to imminently or soon be threatened by heavy rainfall. Moreover, do your best to avoid valleys or dirt-based roadways since these will often become the most treacherous the quickest as heavy rainfall creates deep mud on such roadways (thereby making it dangerous and/or near-impassible to get through such regions). It goes without saying that the best way to avoid putting yourself in harms way is to always seek higher ground and avoid being positioned on the side of mountains and/or at the base of a given valley since there you will be at the most risk for being impacted by a landslide and/or mudslide.
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