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20 Nov 2020 | 06:21 AM UTC

Heavy rainfall causes flooding in parts of Bogota November 19

Colombia News Alert

Heavy rainfall causes flooding in parts of Bogota on November 19; monitor weather updates

TIMEFRAME expected from 11/20/2020, 12:00 AM until 11/21/2020, 11:59 PM (America/Bogota). COUNTRY/REGION Bogotá

Event

Heavy rains which occurred during the afternoon of Thursday, November 19, have caused flooding in parts of Bogota. Reports indicate that a number of roads, houses and vehicles were inundated. Among the worst affected areas are Barrios Unidos, Chapinero, San Cristobal, Santa Fe, and Teusaquillo. Traffic on part of the Bogota-Choachi road has been disrupted by a landslide. Emergency services have been deployed to clear affected travel routes.

Associated disruptions are likely to continue in the near term.

Advice

Those in affected areas are advised to monitor local weather reports, anticipate transportation disruptions, avoid areas directly affected by flooding, confirm road conditions before setting out, and adhere to instructions issued by local authorities, including evacuation orders. Avoid walking or driving through floodwaters.

 

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