This year’s prolonged rainy season is taking a heavy toll on Colombia’s infrastructure, Caracol Radio reported on Tuesday.
Heavy rains and landslides destroyed 452 roads, 25 bridges, 88 aqueducts, 8 health centers, 118 schools and has left more than 1.2 million people homeless.
The Colombian government in early November asked the international community for assistance as local agencies are not able to assist all victims of floods and landslides.
The weather phenomenon La Niña has brought this year’s heavy rains to Colombia. Twenty-eight of Colombia’s 32 departments have been affected by the rain.
Colombia’s meteorological agency expects the weather to normalize between December and February.
“We expect that in the Caribbean the dry season will arrive at the first half of December, while changes in the Andean region will be evident from the end of December, or beginning of January,” the agency explained.