On the afternoon of this Thursday, November 19, an impressive downpour covered the streets of Bogotá, leaving several sectors affected. Among the places that have presented problems is August 7, where the rain overflows the drain, flooding the important road corridor.
According to Bogotá firefighters, at 41st Street a pole fell and a person was injured, due to which was attended on a mobile phone from the Ministry of Health. A tree also collapsed.
Around 3:30 pm a tree fell, at the height of the 88 A race with 21. Firefighters report no injuries.
The mobilizations scheduled for this day have been affected by the rains, because when the protesters who managed to reach the Plaza de Bolívar arrived they were dispersed by the intense downpour.
The Ideam assured that the rains in the capital have been accompanied by electrical storms and even hail, in sectors of the center, west and north of the city.
Serious floods on August 7 in Bogotá
The Idiger ensures that in the localities of United Neighborhoods, Teusaquillo, Chapinero, Santa Fe and San Cristóbal there have been heavy and moderate rains.
One of the sectors that was most affected by the rain was NQS Avenue with 68th Street, where the water reached the door of the houses and premises. In addition, the passage at kilometer 7 of the Bogotá-Choachí highway has been affected, where a rock and mud slide caused the authorities to close the corridor to remove the material.
For its part, the Institute of Hydrology, Meteorology and Environmental Studies (Ideam) announced that the ‘La Niña’ phenomenon will intensify on the 20th, 21st and 22nd of the month.
Ideam foresees an increase in rainfall in the Caribbean and Andean regions of Colombia and He also warned that such rains may be accompanied by thunderstorms and winds above normal.
According to Ideam, given the rainfall and the intensity of the tropical waves, it is best to take preventive measures in hillside areas in the face of the possibility of sudden increases and / or landslides, in the foothills of the Sierra Nevada de Santa Marta, as well as in the departments of Norte de Santander, Santander, Antioquia, Boyacá, Cundinamarca, Caldas, Risaralda, Quindío, Occidente de Arauca, Casanare and Meta.
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