Some 10 neighborhoods in the north and east of Cali were flooded Sunday after heavy rainfall hit Colombia’s third largest city.
The excessive water additionally caused the city’s drainage system to collapse, which consequently flooded streets and homes, and uprooted tress.
Areas most affected were those located in the north and east of the city.
Locals also reported landslides blocking the motorway connecting the city to the Pacific coast and the city’s main eastern ring road.
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One children’s hospital had to be pumped dry after the rains flooded the entire first floor of the building.
Local media did not report on the number of people affected by the floods.
Floods in Cali
- Deslizamientos, inundaciones y cortes de energía dejó el aguacero en Cali (El Pais)
- Emergencia en Cali por fuerte aguacero (Caracol Radio)
- Emergencia por fuerte aguacero en Cali (El Tiempo)