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26 Nov 2018 | 06:26 PM UTC

Colombia: Heavy rains cause flooding in Antioquia November 25

Colombia News Alert

Heavy rains in Colombia cause flooding in Antioquia on November 25-26; property and road damage reported, transportation disruptions possible

TIMEFRAME expected from 11/25/2018, 12:00 AM until 11/27/2018, 11:59 PM (America/Bogota). COUNTRY/REGION Antioquia, Medellin


Heavy rains on Sunday, November 25, caused flash flooding near Medellín (Antioquia department) along the Aburrá-Medellín river valley into Monday, November 26. The worst-affected areas included Medellín, Copacabana, Bello, and El Peñol. Authorities reported that several houses and vehicles were destroyed, though no injuries were reported. Damage to infrastructure and transportation disruptions are possible. Continued rain and scattered thunderstorms in Antioquia are forecast for the coming days.


Individuals in Antioquia are advised to monitor local weather reports, adhere to instructions (e.g. road closures) issued by local authorities, and anticipate further flooding and transportation disruptions. Remember that walking or driving through running water can be dangerous - 15 cm (6 in) of running water is enough to knock over an adult - and that floodwater may contain wastewater and chemical products; all items having come into contact with floodwater should be disinfected and all foodstuffs discarded.


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