Heavy rains in Colombia killed nearly 470 lives

June 9. Ongoing in Colombia from April rains have caused enormous damage to the country and led to the loss of many lives. So presumed dead already listed 469 people, 80 people — were missing and another 575 — received injuries of varying severity. All in all affected almost 3.7 million people.

Debris flows, landslides and floods, which resulted tropical storms this year have completely destroyed 13,000 homes, damaged nearly half a million buildings, according to "News". Flooded more than a million hectares of agricultural fields. Dozens of roads and bridges were actually destroyed.


Forecasters blame the wild waste natural phenomenon La Niña, which comes in Colombia and other tropical regions of the world on a regular basis, but with varying degrees of destructiveness. Tropical storms so powerful Colombians saw for the first time on record. Affected riot La Nini this year meteorologists hope that rains due to changes in ocean temperature, soon will start to leave, and the situation normalizes.

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As a result of prolonged rains in Colombia killed 469 people

The Ministry of Interior and Justice of Colombia reported that victims remain in the country in April last year lingering showers were 469 people, another 80 were missing and 575 injured.

The rains have caused large-scale flooding, mudflows and landslides, which have suffered as a result of almost 3.7 million people. In 29 of Colombia's 32 departments elements destroyed more than 13,000 homes, nearly 500,000 damaged. Were inundated 1.2 million acres of farmland, destroyed dozens of roads and bridges.

In late May, Colombian President Juan Manuel Santos announced that, according to the Institute of Hydrology, Meteorology and Environmental Studies, the water temperature in the Pacific reached a normal level. This indicates a weakening of the climatic phenomenon of "La Niña", which were caused by precipitation, according to ITAR-TASS.

Source: News


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