Flooding in Colombia



Event Type Flooding
Location Thailand, Malaysian
Event Date 19 November (On-going)
Description Weeks of heavy rains in Colombia have left at least 136 people dead and disrupted the lives of more than 1.2 million as the country faces its worst rainy season in three decades. Severe flooding and landslides triggered by torrential rains have damaged or destroyed more than 200,000 homes in all but five of Colombia's 32 provinces since the rains began in June, according to the Colombian Red Cross, which has launched an appeal for funds. The Bogotá River on Tuesday reached a height of 195 centimeters (6.3 feet), the maximum registered in the past 30 years, and authorities called on residents of the areas along the river to be alert for a possible additional rise that could lead to serious flooding.
At Risk People, Infrastructure
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