Many areas in the country’s north, northwest and southwest were flooded due
to widespread heavy rainstorms brought along by the start of the second rainy
season four days ago.
Rescuers said the most affected municipalities were Soledad, Carmen de
Bolivar, Puerto Santander, Tamalemaque, Chigorodo and Mutata, and tons of
humanitarian aid will be sent to the flood-ravaged areas, the National System of
Rains have increased river levels, triggering floods that have devastated
crops, killed animals, and caused large numbers of houses in some poor regions
The National System of Emergencies has asked the mayors of the affected
municipalities to take immediate measures to protect people’s lives in high-risk
zones and shelter the displaced.
The current rainy season in Colombia is estimated to extend at least to