Monitoring Emergencies: Colombia - 02/23/2017: 2,000 people evacuated in Huila Department due to overflow of river- Update

The National Unit for Disaster Risk Management (UNGRD) reported that the overflow of the Rio Frio River and mudslide led to 100 destroyed houses, blocked roadways, and a loss of bridges. In addition about 3,000 hectares of crops were affected. The overflow of the Rio Frio River was due to heavy rains that affected the municipalities of Algeciras, Rivera and Campoalegre in Hualia Department. No deaths were reported; however, about 2,000 people were evacuated from the Rio Negro neighborhood. The Huila Department remains on red alert due to hydro-meteorological conditions. (OS: UNGRD; UNGRD) (M: EL ESPECTADOR; EL TIEMPO)