The National Unit for Disaster Risk Management reported that the winter season would last until mid-June, part of the balance of rains, deaths and millionaire losses.
The emergencies recorded in the last 40 days in Colombia have already left a balance of 33 dead and in less than a year of rain, there have already been more than 70, according to reports from the National Unit for Disaster Risk Management (UNGRD).
In addition to the deceased, 45 people have been injured and there was a record of 10 missing, some even, who are still not found amid landslides and dragged by rising rivers.
Between March 16 and April 26, 21,524 (6,813 families) were also affected.
On the other hand, 371 highways, 34 vehicular bridges and another eight pedestrians were also affected.
Just as predicted by IDEAM The crisis caused by the winter wave has been increasing considerably in this month of April.
Weeks of rains, electrical storms, hailstorms among others that have caused natural disasters during these 40 days.
The entity (UNGRD) detailed that 196 eventualities have been registered, including avalanches, landslides.
Around 43 sudden floods, 12 storms, 82 floods, 25 gales, 2 hailstorms and 9 torrential avenues.
In this way, the situations presented have affected 22 of the 32 departments of the country.
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The hardest hit areas
The most affected municipalities are in the departments of Cundinamarca, Antioquia, Cauca, Norte de Santander, Nariño, Tolima and the Coffee Region.
However, in the last 15 days, Valle del Cauca has also registered several emergencies.
“We are going through the strongest stage of the first rainy season in the country,” they reported.
April and May have historically been months that bring abundant rainfall and as a consequence, “different events have been recorded such as landslides, floods due to sudden rises or overflows of our rivers, which are two of the events that generate the most damage” .
This was reported by Eduardo José González Ángulo, director of Risk Management.
Therefore, the director of the UNGRD, Eduardo González, indicated that since the rains will last until June, the communities must be alert.
To those who are in risk areas, avoid outdoor activities when it is raining. Especially because of the threat of thunderstorms and strong winds.
Be attentive to the preventive and restrictive measures taken by your local authorities, such as red, yellow or orange alerts, closures of some space and others.
various municipalities In colombia they are currently on orange and red alerts