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Flood in Colombia

Due to heavy rains in northern Colombia, high water levels on the Cauca River breached a containment dike at Cara e' Gato in Bermúdez on May 6, 2024.

The river overflowed, exceeding the flood defence measures in place at the dike, causing flooding to departments and municipalities in Mojana Province. Extensive tracts of land were swamped with water. The flooding caused significant challenges for the affected communities; 8,268 residents had to be evacuated, a total of 895 houses were damaged, and 766 houses were destroyed. 

Flooding also disrupted infrastructure; with reports of 27 affected roads, over 20 bridges, 1 health centre, and 18 schools. Agriculture in the area was affected, with 11,035 hectares of crops damaged, and 41,288 livestock harmed or missing.

Type of Event:Flood
Location of Event:Colombia
Date of Charter Activation:2024-05-23
Time of Charter Activation:16:11
Time zone of Charter Activation:UTC-05:00
Charter Requestor:National Unit for Disaster Risk Management (UNGRD)
Activation ID:883
Project Management:Zachary Foltz (Argans)
Alessandro Masoero (CIMA)


Rupture of Dike, Cara e Gato

Copyright: Includes Pleiades material © CNES (2024), Distribution Airbus DS.
Map produced by ACRI ST

Information about the Product

Acquired: 25/05/2024

Source: Pleiades

Category: Delineation Map

Flood water near Cara e Gato dike breach

Copyright: USGS/NASA Landsat Program
Map produced by LIST

Information about the Product

Acquired: 19/05/2024

Source: Landsat 9

Category: Delineation Map

Floods in La Mojana region, NE Colombia

Copyright: Contains modified Copernicus Sentinel data (2024)
Map produced by LIST

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Acquired: 19/05/2024

Source: Sentinel-1

Category: Delineation Map

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