500 000 people at risk of flooding after La Mojana dam overflows, Colombia

500 000 people at risk of flooding after La Mojana dam overflows, Colombia

The La Mojana dam in southwestern Colombia overflowed on August 27, 2021, due to high water levels of the Cauca River caused by atypically heavy rains during the month. The resulting floods affected more than 180 000 people in 39 municipalities across Antioquia,…

Floods and landslides leave at least 3 dead, hundreds affected in Colombia

Floods and landslides leave at least 3 dead, hundreds affected in Colombia

Heavy rain has been impacting several departments in Colombia over the past days, causing floods and landslides that left at least three fatalities and hundreds of residents affected, the Civil Defense reported. The three victims lost their lives after heavy…

Floods and landslides claim 13 lives, leave one person missing in Colombia

Floods and landslides claim 13 lives, leave one person missing in Colombia

Several departments of Colombia experienced heavy rainfall over the past two weeks, causing floods and landslides. The most affected Departments are Antioquia, Nariño, Cauca, Cundinamarca, Huila, Caldas and Caquetá, DG ECHO reports. According to media…

Severe weather claims 12 lives, affects thousands in Colombia

Severe weather claims 12 lives, affects thousands in Colombia

At least 12 people have been killed and 1 341 families affected by severe weather since the start of the current rainy season in Colombia (April – May), the country's National Disaster Risk Management Agency (UNRGD) reports. Since the start of the season, the…