The overflowing Telembí river caused flooding in the municipality of Barbacoas in Nariño Department, western Colombia from 21 April 2021.
The flooding came after a period of heavy rainfall in the region. According to the local government, 23 areas of the municipality were flooded. Damage to roads and homes was reported and 1,700 families were affected. The municipal government said
Cundinamarca and Norte de Santander
Heavy rain and flooding has also affected central and northern areas of the country.
In Cundinamarca Department, Civil Defence reported flooding in the municipality of Chía on 23 April, with 200 people affected and 1 house destroyed.
In the north of the country, heavy rain has caused flash flooding and landslides in Norte de Santander Department. Colombia’s Civil Defence reported at least 26 families were affected in Cúcuta on 27 April 2021.
Van más 1600 familias afectadas, 30 veredas y 18 sectores en el casco urbano afectados. pic.twitter.com/rcuD0SdyKM
— Gabriel Velasco Ocampo (@gabrieljvelasco) April 22, 2021
Nuestros voluntarios de la @DefensaCivilCo trabajan de la mano con las demás entidades de atención a emergencias, brindando apoyo a 26 familias afectadas por las fuertes lluvias en #Cúcuta. Se presentaron inundaciones desbordamientos de canales y caída de rocas.#FuerzaNaranja pic.twitter.com/DqUOguppN1
— DefensaCivilColombia (@DefensaCivilCo) April 27, 2021