Denver Newsroom, Jul 14, 2022 / 19:00 pm
The bishops of the ecclesiastical province of Cartagena in Colombia have called for a campaign to aid the thousands of people affected by the torrential winter rains in the northern departments of Sucre, Córdoba, and Bolívar.
El Ideam continúa el monitoreo en el río Sinú. Se identifica desbordamiento en su parte baja por ruptura en caserío La Colombia, en Lorica (Córdoba), que causó inundaciones en corregimientos y veredas, afectando cultivos de la zona. pic.twitter.com/REkMAOR7xp— Ideam Colombia (@IDEAMColombia) July 9, 2022
In recent weeks, the rains have affected several departments, or states, in northern Colombia, including Bolívar, where declarations of a state of emergency have been made in at least 16 municipios (counties) and one district. So far, it is estimated that 19,000 people have been affected.
In the department of Córdoba, the floods caused by the rise of the Sinú River have affected more than 13,000 people.