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UNDRO 88/1767
COLOMBIA - FLOODS
UNDRO INFORMATION REPORT NO. 1
29 AUGUST 1988

1. HEAVY RAINS IN PAST TWO WEEKS CAUSED FLOODS IN NORTHERN DEPARTMENTS OF CORDOBA AND SUCRE.

- CORDOBA - 1 DEAD, 50,000 TO 60,000 PEOPLE AFFECTED.

- SUCRE - 9 DEAD, 10,000 PEOPLE AFFECTED.

2. OVER-FLOWING OF MAGDALENA RIVER INCREASES FLOOD POSSIBILITIES IN DEPARTMENTS OF BOLIVAR, MAGDALENA AND CESAR.

3. UNDRO HAS NOT SO FAR RECEIVED REQUEST FOR INTERNATIONAL ASSISTANCE.

ESSAAFI UNDRO GENEVA 28148

DPR 310 COL