News Alerts

03 Dec 2018 | 11:05 PM UTC

Bolivia: Heavy rain prompts flood warnings across Bolivia until December 6 /update 1

Bolivia News Alert

Bolivia’s meteorological service issues flood warnings across country effective until December 6; transportation disruptions possible in Cochabamba, Beni, La Paz, and Pando departments

TIMEFRAME expected from 12/3/2018, 12:00 AM until 12/6/2018, 11:59 PM (America/La_Paz). COUNTRY/REGION Cochabamba department, Beni department, La Paz, Pando

Read all related news alert(s):


Heavy rain over the past week has resulted in high water levels and prompted flooding concerns across large areas of Bolivia as of Monday, December 3. The Bolivian weather service SENAMHI (Servicio Nacional de Meteorología e Hidrología) has issued orange alerts - the second-highest on a four-tier scale - for parts of Cochabamba, Beni, Pando, and La Paz departments until Thursday, December 6. The Mamoré, Madre de Dios, and Beni river basins are the most susceptible to flooding in the coming days. Transportation disruptions, including due to infrastructure damage and closed roads, are possible.


Flooding is common in Bolivia during the rainy season (October to April) and can result in significant transportation disruptions, structural damage, and loss of life.


Individuals in Bolivia are advised to monitor local weather reports, confirm the status of roads and bridges, and anticipate transportation disruptions. Remember that driving or walking 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 or chemical products; all items having come into contact with the water should be disinfected and all foodstuffs discarded.


Copyright and Disclaimer
GardaWorld is the owner or licensee of all intellectual property rights in the material presented on this website. All such rights are reserved. The use of this website and its material is subject to the Terms of Use and accordingly you must not use any content from this website for commercial or other analogous purposes without our consent, including but not limited to any deep-linking or framing in order to copy, distribute, display or monitor any portion of the website. If you have any questions or are interested in distributing any content from this website, Contact us for more details.

Related news