Details of Disaster Information

Colombia : Flood : 2005/02
GLIDE: FL-2005-000020-COL  DRR & Disaster Information

Duration 2005/02
Name Flood
Outline The death toll from flooding in Colombia rose to 33 and more than 40,000 people were forced to flee, mainly in Norte de Santander and Santander provinces.

Human Impact Physical Impact Others

Related Links
  • BBC News 2005/02/17
    Flooding and mudslides in northeastern Colombia killed at least 55 people including children over the last week, the Red Cross said on Thursday. The death toll rose after rescue workers recovered 14 bodies from the Lebrija River, near a town of the same name in the province of Santander.
  • OCHA Situation Report No. 1 2005/02/14
    According to official figures, until 13 February, 13 people have been killed and close to 30,000 have been affected. Most affected cities are Bucaramanga, (Santander), and Puerto Santander (Norte de Santander). Access to 4 municipalities of Santander has been cut-off due to landslides.
  • BBC News 2005/02/15
    Colombia declared a state of emergency on Sunday, and President Alvaro Uribe promised "the necessary resources to take care of the people".
    Governor of Santander province Didier Tavera described the situation as "awful", and said on Monday at least 40 people were still missing.