Overall Green alert Flood
in Colombia

Event summary

This flood can have a low humanitarian impact based on the magnitude and the affected population and their vulnerability.

GDACS ID FL 1100676
Death: 19
Displaced: 187
Countries: Colombia
From - To 13 Nov - 24 Nov

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Hurricane Iota, Nicaragua and Honduras, November 2020Hurricane Iota swept over the Colombian Archipelago of San Andres, Providencia and Santa Catalina as a Category-5 hurricane on 16 November 2020, causing widespread damage. 2 fatalities were reported on the island of Providencia, which was hardest hit. 112 people were evacuated. The National Hurricane Center (NHC) said Hurricane Iota made landfall on 16 November near the town of Haulover about 45km south of Puerto Cabezas on the north-eastern coast of Nicaragua with sustained winds of 250 km/h. Later Iota weakened to a Tropical Storm as it moved into southern Honduras, but NHC warned that, while Iota's winds are lower, the storm still has the potential to produce potentially catastrophic effects from flash flooding and mud slides over central America. Later Iota weakened further to a Tropical depression as it moved over El Salvador.Mon 16 Nov 2020FloodList provided by Copernicus GloFAS
Detailed event map. European Union, 2020. Map produced by EC-JRC.
The boundaries and the names shown on this map do not imply official endorsement or acceptance by the European Union.

Updates on volcanic activity (Smithsonian)

Latest media headlines

Articles: 53 | About casualties: 1 | Last hour: 0

Cambio climático: ¿damnificados o desplazados? Un debate necesarioThu, 26 Nov 2020 11:35:00 +0100.

Desde su cambuche improvisado con los escombros que quedaron de su casa, Aminta Robinson cuenta que sus padres salieron de Providencia en un vuelo humanitario porque la isla no era segura para ellos. “Aquí no ha parado de llover y la gente
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At least 17 fatalities after floods and landslides hit Antioquia, Colo ... Tue, 24 Nov 2020 15:33:00 +0100.

At least 17 people have been killed, 12 were injured and more than 10 remain missing after several days of heavy rain caused floods and landslides in northwestern Colombia. A landslide hit the village of Cachirime in Puerto Valdivia, Antioq
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Tormenta en BarranquillaTue, 24 Nov 2020 06:06:00 +0100.

Primero tormenta tropical, luego huracán, “Iota” dejó destrucción e inundaciones en su paso por Colombia. Destruida Providencia y severamente afectada San Andrés. Cartagena y Santa Marta, ambas inundadas, así como otras poblaciones de la co
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“Fenómeno de La Niña se ha fortalecido y las lluvias podrían aumentar” ... Tue, 24 Nov 2020 01:17:00 +0100.

Ideam informó que entre diciembre de 2020 y mayo de 2021 se prevén precipitaciones en la mayor parte del país.

Estimated casualties (PAGER)

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Exposed population

Data, images, links, services and documents

For this events, GDACS has links to information from the following sources: JRC (33), (1), NASA (7), DesInventar (1), WMO (1), INFORM (2),