Last Updated: Monday, November 10, 2014

Floods, landslides in Colombia leave 38 dead and 18,000 homeless


Floods and landslides in Colombia have claimed lives of at least 38 people and left 18,000 homeless, Colombia Reporters has mentioned quoting the National Disaster Risk Management Unit (UNGRD).

Flooding and landslides have also put five of Colombia’s 32 states on red alert.

The emergency caused by heavy rainfall is expected to continue through mid-December. The National Disaster Risk Management Unit has spent $1.5 million this year to date in emergency kits for more than 9,000 families affected by flooding and landslides.

Worst damages have been reported in Antioquia, Valle de Cauca, and Cauca states of Colombia.

Original post: Natural Disasters List November 10, 2014