Colombia’s National Meteorological Institute (IDEAM) announced on Sunday that Colombia’s second rainy season will intensify in November.
Antioquia is one of the departments of most concern, according to Lozano, because most of the cities are situated on steep slopes and are thus more vulnerable to mudslides.
He also warned residents in areas of high-risk to be “alerted to any movement of soil and increments in rivers and streams to avoid tragedies,” according to radio station W Radio.
The director went on to say that it was of great importance for people in high-risk areas to “follow evacuation recommendations.”
The latest weather-related tragedy occurred during a landslide in the city of Manizales on Saturday where at least 37 people were killed with 40 more still unaccounted for.
So far, more than 70 people have been killed in floods and landslides since September, when the rainy season began.