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Deadly mudslides bury western Colombia

Posted by feww on November 7, 2011

Mudslides leave at least 32 people dead, many more injured or missing

States of Emergency have been declared in 27 of Colombia’s 32 departments after extreme rains triggered about 400 separate incidents of flooding and mudslides.

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  • Colombia. Mudslide in the western Colombia have left at least 32 people dead, many others injured and up to 40 missing.
    • Manizales, about 160 kilometers (100 miles) northwest of the capital, Bogota is the worst affected area.
    • States of Emergency have been declared in 27 of Colombia’s 32 departments after extreme rains triggered about 400 separate incidents of flooding and mudslides.
    • Yet another one of Colombia’s worst rainy seasons in memory has forced up to half a million people to flee their homes.
    • Weather forecasters say this year’s rainy season could extend until March 2012, with up to 300 percent of the average rainfall expected throughout November and December.
    • Colombia’s two rainy seasons normally occur from April to June and  from September to December.
    • Torrential rains and related incidents have left at least 100 people dead, injured or missing since the beginning of rainy season on September 1.
    • Torrential rains have also damaged or destroyed about 50,000 homes.
    • Alpes-Maritimes, France. The authorities have evacuated  at least 1,000 people from Alpes-Maritimes department (district) after extensive flooding inundated parts of southern France.
      • Hundreds of others have also been evacuated from Hérault and Var department where flooding caused extensive damage, leaving at least 5 people dead.
    • Italy. Storms and torrential rain continue to wreak havoc across Italy.
      • Turin. The government has told thousands of residents to evacuate the city of Turin, as River Po, Italy’s longest river, rose more than 4m (13 feet) threatening to inundate low-lying areas in and around the city (pop: 1 million).
      • Naples. The authorities have issued multiple flood warnings across the city of Naples amid widespread flooding caused by torrential rain.
      • Milan. The authorities have ordered schools in Milan, Naples and Turin to close down because of the flooding.
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  • Bangkok, Thailand. Floodwater has surrounded two industrial parks east of Bangkok, threatening to inundate more than 250 factories, as two new low pressure systems approach the region.
    • Meantime, the reported death toll from flooding since late July has now reached 506, with 25 of the country’s 77 provinces  currently affected, authorities said.
    • See also: Bangkok Primed for Collapse

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Floods leave 2.5% of Colombia’s population homeless

Posted by feww on December 16, 2008

Colombia’s Rainy Season Won’t Go Away!

1 million people in 27 of Colombia’s 32 districts have been left homeless since mid-September

At least 50,000 people in northern Colombia were left homeless Monday [Dec 15, 2008] after towns and villages were flooded by Magdalena River which broke through its dikes.

In the town of Plato, 4,000 structures were flooded, and 50 houses were washed away, leaving 40,000 people homeless. Water reportedly reached the rooftops of many homes.

“Everything is collapsing — the economic system, the health system, public services,” Mayor Jose Rosales Cortina told reporters.

“We need help,” one anguished woman said on the newscast. “Don’t you see that the town is totally flooded? We don’t have anything in this town. No one helps us here.”

“The water roared. It roared,” said a resident. “The current took you away. You couldn’t hold onto anything. It took away eight houses here.”

“The furniture, the bed, the television, everything is under water,” another resident said.

The Colombian Civil Defense said about 1 million people [2.5% of Colombia’s 44.6 million population] have been left homeless since mid-September, the beginning of Colombia’s rainy season, which has lasted longer than usual.

Officials also said flooding has killed 67 people and injured 94 this year, with 18 people missing in 27 departments. Colombia has 32 Departments, or official administrative districts.

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