Colombia – Prompt Evacuations Keep Hundreds Safe From Floods in Antioquia

Update, 02 May 2020:

On 30 April media reported around 200 homes were damaged and 200 families affected in Istmina, Chocó, after by the overflowing San Pablo stream, a tributary of the San Juan river.

On 01 May the municipality government of Bello, Antioquia reported flash floods affected 57 families in the Tachón sector after the La García gorge overflowed. Around 10 homes were severely damaged or destroyed.

Original report, 28 April 2020:

A sudden increase of the San Juan river in the department of Antioquia, Colombia, prompted around 140 families to evacuate their homes.

Flooding struck on 25 April, 2020. Three bridges and several homes were damaged, according to the government of Antioquia.

Authorities acted quickly to evacuate families from flood-risk areas along the river in Andes and Jardín municipalities. No injuries or fatalities were reported. Flood waters quickly subsided and residents were soon able to return to their homes.

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