March 18, 2013. As a result of heavy rains that hit the area Colombia, the country has suffered more than 4.5 thousand families. Most rain fell in the departments of Chocó and Norte de Santander, where 40 municipalities have declared a state of emergency.
In addition, the elements have been affected by the departments of Caldas, Cundinamarca, Risaralda, Tolima, Huila. According to local media, despite the large number of victims, while only registered one fatality.
Most the damage is done Choco department — one of the poorest areas of the country, according to ITAR-TASS. Because of the lack of development of the road network and lack of evacuation vehicles rescue services still can not provide assistance to the victims there and recognize the consequences.