Colombia’s National Disaster Management Agency said 8,200 Colombians have been affected by heavy rains brought on by the weather phenomena know as La Niña, in a report by the agency Sunday.
According to the report 19 Colombian departments have suffered heavy rains and flooding. 1,287 families have been affected and 5 people have died.
The report said the agency would, “continue with clean up efforts, debris removal, damage evaluations, and needs analysis studies for affected families.”
La Niña is the less-talked-about counterpart of the “El Niño” weather phenomenon, which generally results in heavy rains in Colombia.