Colombia - Floods and Landslides (Civil Protection Colombia, NOAA, IDEAM, media) (ECHO Daily Flash of 15 April 2019)

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Heavy rainfall has been affecting several departments of Colombia over the past two weeks, causing floods and landslides. The most affected Departments are Antioquia, Nariño, Cauca, Cundinamarca, Huila, Caldas and Caquetá.

According to media reports, as of 15 April 13 people have died, one person is missing, 13 are reported injured and 549 families have been affected. In addition, 20 houses have been destroyed and 384 houses damaged. In Vigía del Fuerte Municipality (Antioquia Department) the floodings have left several communities isolated since 7 April.

Over the next 24 hours, heavy rainfall is forecast over western and central departments.

IDEAM (Institute of Hydrology, Meteorology and Environmental Studies) has issued, as of 15 April, a number of alerts for floods and landslides across central, western and southern departments.