Colombia: Rainy Season - Sep 2013-Jan 2014

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Colombia’s second rainy season began on 15 Sep 2013. It typically lasts through mid-December, and forecasts indicate a likelihood of increased rainfall in central Colombia and along the Pacific and Caribbean coasts. The highest precipitation is likely to occur in October and November, with wind storms also predicted. A total of 37,834 people were affected in September, the vast majority due to flooding and wind storms along the Caribbean and Pacific coasts. (OCHA, 30 Sep 2013)

In October, floods and windstorms affected 18,000 people (OCHA, 31 Oct 2013).

In November, 4,315 people were affected by flooding in the Department of Chocó (OCHA, 25 Nov 2013).

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