Rain in central parts of Colombia has triggered flooding and landslides in the departments of Tolima and Antioquia.
Heavy rain caused a landslide in an area known as Mosquitos in Chaparral municipality, Tolima, Department, on 05 November. Debris from the landslide struck vehicles on the road between Ortega and Chaparral. At least 1 person has died and 16 were injured.
Hours of heavy rain from 03 November caused severe flooding in Jerico Municipality, Antioquia Department. A small creek, known as ‘La Cascada’, broke its banks, sweeping mud, debris and flood water through parts of the town. Around 1,000 people have evacuated their homes and 2 people were injured.
Around 2,600 homes were flooded in Apartadó municipality of Antioquia after the San Jose river broke its banks on 28 October.
Toda mi solidaridad y apoyo para las familias de Jericó que sufren por la avenida torrencial que se presentó ayer en la noche. Se han evacuado 1.000 personas, 7 fueron enviadas a los hospitales, pero lo más importante es que no se presentan pérdidas de vidas humanas. pic.twitter.com/vEi45gOOOA
— Luis Pérez Gutiérrez (@Luis_Perez_G) November 4, 2019
La información preliminar emitida desde el Puesto de Mando Unificado reporta: 16 sectores afectados, 1.000 personas evacuadas, 2 personas heridas y el municipio incomunicado por vía terrestre. pic.twitter.com/1ZKe5Bj7BJ
— Dapard Antioquia (@DapardAntioquia) November 4, 2019