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Colombia - Floods and mudslides (UNGRD, IDEAM) (ECHO Daily Flash of 27 February 2020)

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  • Floods and mudslides have affected central-north Colombia, leading to fatalities sand damage.
  • National authorities report 3 deaths, 7 injured and 6 missing following the overflow of several local rivers in Piedecuesta Municipality (Santander Department). More than 150 people were evacuated, several roads damaged. Search and rescue operations are ongoing.
  • On 26 February, a mudslide caused 5 deaths in Chinchina (Caldas Department) and at least 5 houses were destroyed.
  • An orange alert for mudslides has been issued for central Caldas Department. Moderate rain will persist over the affected departments from 27-28 Febraury.