Public life in large parts of Bogotá was severely disrupted after heavy
rainfall made the Fucha river flood and caused numerous landslides.
Whole areas are disconnected from the rest of the world and local
authorities declared a yellow alert to face the problems.
In 12 of the capital´s zone, authorities called emergency because of landslides. Most affected were Bosa, Fontibón, Kennedy and Tunjuelito.
According to newspaper El Tiempo, last night 3 inches of water per hour fell from the sky, too much for the city sours and rivers to deal with. Hundreds of houses reportedly were destroyed.
Authorities expect worse problems if it keeps raining and the water of the Fucha does not have the oppurtunity to lower. Several buildings are feared to collapse because the water is destroying their fundaments.
There are no reports of injuries.