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Event: FL Flood
Number: 2022-000196
Country: COL Colombia
Date (YMD): 2022-3-15
Information Source:ECHO
Comments: Heavy rainfall has been affecting most of Colombia (particularly Andean, and Pacific regions) since the beginning of the "first rainy season" (which lasts from mid-March to June), triggering landslides, causing rivers to overflow and floods that have resulted in casualties and damage. The most affected are central and western Departments: Cundinamarca, Cauca, Antioquia, Huila, Nariño and the Coffee Triangle (Caldas, Quindío, Risaralda, Tolima, and Valle del Cauca). According to the National Unit for Disaster Risk Management (UNGRD) and WHO/PAHO from 15 March to 3 April, ten fatalities, 14 injured, around 5,500 affected people, 22 destroyed, 736 damaged houses across the aforementioned Departments have been reported, mainly due to landslides, followed by floods.
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