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UNDRO 84/2437
COLOMBIA - FLOODS
UNDRO SITREP NO.1
14 NOVEMBER 1984

SITUATION

1. EXCESSIVE RAINS DURING OCTOBER CAUSED SERIOUS FLOODING OF CAUCA AND MAGDALENA RIVERS AND AFFLUENTS, AFFECTING 145,000 PEOPLE, AND COVERING ALMOST ONE THIRD OF THE COUNTRY.

2. GOVERNMENT HAS DECLARED NATIONAL EMERGENCY AND APPEALED FOR INTERNATIONAL ASSISTANCE.