Colombia – Floods and Landslides Hit Tolima and Antioquia

Rain in central parts of Colombia has triggered flooding and landslides in the departments of Tolima and Antioquia.

Flooding and mudslide damage in Jerico, Antioquia, Colombia on 04 November 2019. Photo: Dapard 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.

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