Flood damage in Floridablanca, Santander,
© Government Santander
Flood damage in Floridablanca, Santander, Colombia, January 2020.
Heavy rain and overflowing creeks caused raging flash floods in Floridablanca municipality in the department of Santander, Colombia, on 28 January 2020.

Local media reported that around 130 families were evacuated from their homes. Images showed cars piled up along streets covered in mud and flood debris. Around 100 vehicles were damaged in the flooding, along with at least 30 houses.


Flooding struck in the early hours of 28 January after the nearby Río Frío creek broke its banks. Disaster authorities reported widespread material damages but no fatalities or injuries. Heavy rain in the region also triggered flooding and landslide in surrounding forest areas, causing severe environmental damage.

Flood damage in Floridablanca, Santander, Colombia, January 2020.
© Alcaldia Floridablanca
Flood damage in Floridablanca, Santander, Colombia, January 2020.
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