Heavy rain has affected western Venezuela (particularly Merida State) since late April, causing floods and leading to casualties and damage.
According to media reports, 400 families have been affected and 100 buildings damaged in Tulio Febres Cordero Municipality (mostly in Palmarito Town) following floodings caused by the San Pedro River overflow. Widespread floods, resulted in traffic and public transport disruption, have been also reported in Caracas City.
National authorities are providing help for those most affected.
For the next 24 hours, moderate to heavy rain is forecast over most parts of the country particularly across the affected areas.