7 of 10 S American Rolls! Venezuela: Valencia Lake overflow cause flood! Colombia: Southwest, overflowing of the river Cauca cause flood! Peru: A landslide buried three houses in the Cuzco!

7 of 10 Flood and orogeny past week:

Colombia:

From then until the end of 2011, landslides, floods and accidents caused as a result of rains left at least 185 dead, 138 wounded and 22 missing and affected some 9,000, according to records of the Colombian Red Cross (CRC)!!!

/ River Overflows affected 1,200 families in the southwest Colombian poor /

/ They raise a red alert flood in southwestern Colombia. Bogota, Jan 27 (EFE) .- The Colombian authorities today lifted a red alert issued for flooding the city of Cali and 17 populations of the Southwest by the overflowing of the river Cauca, which has just over 2,000 left homeless. /

/ The waters of a mighty river of southwestern Colombia began to decline after reaching over 10 feet high and flood sections of several villages where some 4,000 families left their homes partially flooded, officials said Friday. In Valle del Cauca, Cauca the rising river waters this week with 10.6 meters above the flooded areas of towns such as Florida and Jamundi, explained in a telephone interview Carlos Ivan Marquez, director of the national office tailors care. In total, at least 10,000 families across the country - 4,000 of them in the Cauca area - as the waters have been partially or completely flooded their homes, he added. /

/ Heavy rains in recent days caused flooding in 17 municipalities of Valle and La Virginia, Risaralda. In areas affected by the overflow of the river were activated emergency plans, evacuation and contingency. /

/ Despite a partial truce in rainfall, the overflow of the Cauca River continues to cause trouble. Bugalagrande Mayor Carlos Tagua, raised an Alera at a gap of 300 meters which flooded several towns in the municipality. In Buga waters overflowed to step on the sidewalk The Future of Buga, where he also played lots of the villages of La Palomera, Puerto Bertin and the log. There are 370 affected families. The village of Navarro, east of Cali, is 90 percent flooded, said Ines Corregidora Borrero. /

Venezuela:

/ The overflow of Lake Valencia continues to rage in the states of Aragua and Carabobo. In the multi-billion losses in infrastructure by floods in several urban developments in Maracay and Valencia, is added the loss of more than 5 500 hectares are under water. 

7 of 10 Subsidence and landslide, building collapse...past week:

Ecudaor:

/ Fear gripped Fifth Girl sector, north of Cuenca, on Thursday night after it slid from the hill where several families built their homes, one of which collapsed. In Carchi, heavy rains in recent days have caused more of a landslide of mountains that have affected the passing vehicles on the road and threaten to destroy some homes, as happens in the community Puerramal, of the parish's Chical. /

/ Sinking in Turubamba. The five families affected by the collapse of their homes in the area of Turubamba, in the south, are hopeful in a favorable outcome. /

Colombia:

Landslide in Patia, Cauca, left three people dead
Edith Paz, coordinator of the Regional Emergency Care and Prevention of Cauca, told National Radio that a landslide in a hillside area of the township Patia, generated by the collapse of a house and killed three members of one family . Paz said the land was fairly saturated by heavy rains that have occurred over the last few hours and so the house collapsed. He noted that by increasing the river La Paila there was a flood that caused 22 families lost their belongings. Similarly, the bridge collapsed, said access to the town of Corinth and sought assistance from the Government for making early rehabilitation./

Peru:

/ A landslide buried three houses in the Cuzco region of Peru, left 12 people affected and collapsed water and sewer service, said the Civil Defense Institute /

/ Sinking of asphalt road blocks Fernando Belaunde Terry. Dozens of vehicles were stranded on both sides of the section at km 254, Puerto Salado sector in the province of Utcubamba. /

Bolivia:

/ The holder of the Special Board Integrated Risk Management (DEGIR), Vladimir Toro, reported that 1,500 blocks of land fell as a result of leakage of groundwater caused by the collapse of a sewer system and water, and put in risk five homes in the La Merced, La Paz. /







Bolivia:

Crash land affects five houses



The holder of the Special Board Integrated Risk Management (DEGIR), Vladimir Toro, reported that 1,500 blocks of land fell as a result of leakage of groundwater caused by the collapse of a sewer system and water, and put in risk five homes in the La Merced, La Paz.
"The collapse of the embankment caused the fall of 40 meters of the river channel and endangered Mines five houses on the waterfront avenue of La Merced". He said that he fell at 07.30 on Monday and is located 400 meters at the top of the beach area of mines.
Mayor Luis Revilla inspected the fall of the slope, which was operated on immediately with machinery and workers in order to avoid damage to homes and roads near the site.

http://www.diariohoy.com.pe/noticia.php?id=2054

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Colombia:


Landslide in Patia, Cauca, left three people dead

Edith Paz, coordinator of the Regional Emergency Care and Prevention of Cauca, told National Radio that a landslide in a hillside area of the township Patia, generated by the collapse of a house and killed three members of one family .

Paz said the land was fairly saturated by heavy rains that have occurred over the last few hours and so the house collapsed.

He noted that by increasing the river La Paila there was a flood that caused 22 families lost their belongings.

Similarly, the bridge collapsed, said access to the town of Corinth and sought assistance from the Government for making early rehabilitation.

http://www.radionacionaldecolombia.gov.co/index.php?option=com_topc...

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Bitterness by floods in Cali, Candelaria and Central Valley

Despite a partial truce in rainfall, the overflow of the Cauca River continues to cause trouble.

Bugalagrande Mayor Carlos Tagua, raised an Alera at a gap of 300 meters which flooded several towns in the municipality.

In Buga waters overflowed to step on the sidewalk The Future of Buga, where he also played lots of the villages of La Palomera, Puerto Bertin and the log. There are 370 affected families.

The school was flooded and Jesus Bertin Bugueño Mayor John Harold Suárez announced that subsidize the Carriage of the Academic school to school.

The coordinator of the Local Committee for the Prevention and Relief, clop, Harold Alzate said the waters flooded the school Jesus Bertin, which have not been able to start classes. Mayor John Harold Suarez, announced that subsidize the transport of school children to school so they can meet academic classes

Beside the road are seen tents and makeshift cambuches people who have had to leave their homes.
In that area there are those calling for relocation and other refuse to leave because there have their livelihoods.

The village of Navarro, east of Cali, is 90 percent flooded, said Ines Corregidora Borrero.

The Cali Council President, Fernando Tamayo, sought help for this population.

In Puerto Nuevo and Juanchito, between Cali and Candelaria, is expected to lower the water since last week.

http://www.eltiempo.com/colombia/cali/amargura-por-inundaciones-en-...

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Floods: launch early warning and Risaralda Valley


After increasing the level of the Cauca River Valley and 17 municipalities of La Virginia, Risaralda, and triggered the evacuation plans. President Santos said that it is a "tragedy foretold."

Given the increased level of the river Cauca, the Risk Management Department (DGR) activated early warning Thursday for the populations of the departments of Valle and Risaralda.
 
Heavy rains in recent days caused flooding in 17 municipalities of Valle and La Virginia, Risaralda. In areas affected by the overflow of the river were activated emergency plans, evacuation and contingency.
 
The Risk Management Division, through the Regional and Local Committees for the Prevention and Attention to Disasters (CREPAD and CLOPAD), will begin on Thursday the distribution of humanitarian aid to some 4,000 families affected by flooding.
 
According to the census, the same dependence give rent subsidies of up to 250,000 pesos.
 
In the municipality of Candelaria, the DGR forward repair projects and housing construction. Meanwhile, in the town of Jamundi, about 30 neighborhoods in popular and exclusive areas are flooded and many crops are waterlogged. There, several families were trapped in the water at night on Wednesday.
 
To the emergency, ordered the governor of Valle move heavy equipment to affected areas.
 
"This tragedy has been announced": Juan Manuel Santos
 
On the night of Wednesday, the president came to Cali to attend the launch of the World Games 2013.
 
The Head of State expressed the solidarity of the national government and announced that victims receive humanitarian relief.
 
"We will be watching to ensure that all victims receive the help they need," he said.
 
Santos said that "this tragedy has been announced, because for a long time we've invaded their Cauca river areas and have allowed them to build where they have had to build in territory that is the river."
 
In this regard, the President drew the attention of the governor of Valle, Hector Fabio Useche, and the mayor of Cali, Rodrigo Guerrero, so that together with the national government to develop works that avoid coming emergencies caused by the rains.
 
"Only works long term and large we can correct that problem," he said Santos.
 
This advances the delivery of humanitarian aid

During the inspection visit by the national director of Risk Management, Carlos Ivan Marquez, the areas affected by the flooding of the river Cauca, and support commitments were made to meet the emergency.
 
Supports over 3,000 million pesos and include the application site of an existing agreement for the Bank of Machinery.

In Cali seentregaron thousand packages of humanitarian aid to affected families, especially in the Community 7, and the districts of La Playita, Puerto Nuevo, La Playita, Brisas del Cauca and the district Navarro.

In Candelaria gave humanitarian aid to more than 500 families and rent subsidies for up to $ 250,000 for three months. There was also a project to repair housing and other relocation program affected.

Finally, in Jamundi, humanitarian aid was delivered to over 500 families and rent subsidies for up to $ 250,000, aid given for the relocation of affected families at risk and living in rural areas high in the municipality.
 
Also defined a final relocation project inhabitants of the area at risk in rural areas. The DGR also reported support for necesria fuel and machinery for the rehabilitation of secondary and tertiary roads.

http://m.semana.com/nacion/inundaciones-lanzan-alerta-temprana-para...

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Cede river bed but still flooding in Colombia

The waters of a mighty river of southwestern Colombia began to decline after reaching over 10 feet high and flood sections of several villages where some 4,000 families left their homes partially flooded, officials said Friday.

In Valle del Cauca, Cauca the rising river waters this week with 10.6 meters above the flooded areas of towns such as Florida and Jamundi, explained in a telephone interview Carlos Ivan Marquez, director of the national office tailors care.

In total, at least 10,000 families across the country - 4,000 of them in the Cauca area - as the waters have been partially or completely flooded their homes, he added.

So far this year, at least six people have been killed by mudslides and landslides result of the rains, said Marquez.

He said lack of immediate victims comparative figures for the first month of 2011.

Marquez said that in January the strongest rains have occurred in the departments of Chocó, Cauca, Valle del Cauca and Nariño in western Colombia, as well as in northern Bolivar department in the Atlantic and Cesar.

Environmental authorities in March forecast that would give the effects of La Nina phenomenon - cold currents in the Pacific that multiplied the amount of rain - that have plagued the country in almost two years, but warn that then begin the first of two regular season downpours.

In Colombia there are two rainy seasons: the first from late March to late June and the second from September to mid December.

Throughout 2011, the rains have killed 182 people, he added.

http://noticias.terra.com.pe/internacional/latinoamerica/cede-cauce...

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They raise a red alert flood in southwestern Colombia


By Agency EFE - 2 days ago

Bogota, Jan 27 (EFE) .- The Colombian authorities today lifted a red alert issued for flooding the city of  Cali and 17 populations of the Southwest by the overflowing of the river Cauca, which has just over 2,000 left homeless.

The level of Cauca "low at a rate of one centimeter per hour, which also reduced the risk of flooding" on the phone told Efe spokeswoman for the National Disaster Risk Management (UNGRD official), Sandra Calvo.

However, Calvo said that the committees of disaster prevention and care must keep the "early warning" on the same areas, to prevent further emergencies.

The red alert was in effect from Thursday in 17 urban centers in the department of Valle del Cauca, including its capital, Cali, and one of the neighboring region of Risaralda.

Cauca overflows, which began to get out of bed on Wednesday, Cali affected inhabited areas and six other municipalities, such as Candelaria and Jamundi, both in the Valle del Cauca.

The current rainy season in Colombia is an extension of the second annual seasonal rainfall in the country, which began last September.

From then until the end of 2011, landslides, floods and accidents caused as a result of rains left at least 185 dead, 138 wounded and 22 missing and affected some 9,000, according to records of the Colombian Red Cross (CRC)

http://www.google.com/hostednews/epa/article/ALeqM5j8GI1h_ULkRo-QUW...

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River Overflows affected 1,200 families in the southwest Colombian poor


Bogota, Jan 25 (EFE) .- At least 1,200 families in slums on the outskirts of the Colombian city of Cali were  affected by the overflow of the river Cauca, Efe reported community leaders calling for government help and Central sectional.

The waters affected sectors homes Puerto Nuevo and Juanchito, on the outskirts of Cali, capital of the department of Valle (southwest).

In a telephone interview with Efe, the community leader Carlos Cifuentes said the flooding problem in the sector affects people over the last three years and "the various mayors never solve anything."

He added that the Local Committee for Disaster Assistance Cali (Clopas) has no resources to care for the victims and called for "only spend delegations of officials means that do not solve anything."

He noted that poor people have lost what little they have, especially those sectors that are invasive to the tents which they have been delivered but "now there are 150 families totally neglected."

Another leader, Guillermo Molina, requested the presence of government which "does not seem to matter either humans or the prevention, because it does not solutions."

The Cauca River is the second largest tributary of the Magdalena in Colombia after.

According to the Risk Management Division (DGR, government), until last September killed 170 people in Colombia, while 833,325 others were affected, always in situations related to rainfall.

http://www.google.com/hostednews/epa/article/ALeqM5i61w5RAn9VnUeaxn...

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Venezuela:

5,500 hectares of cultivation under the waters of Lake Valencia
More than 5 000 families have been affected by the flooding
The waters of Lake moving inexorably flooded everything in its path

Valencia .- The overflow of Lake Valencia continues to rage in the states of Aragua and Carabobo. In the multi-billion losses in infrastructure by floods in several urban developments in Maracay and Valencia, is added the loss of more than 5 000 500 hectares are under water.

The complaint stated the deputy of the Legislative Council of Carabobo, Germain Benedetti (Proyecto Venezuela), stipulating that the land belonging to farms and crops in both states were flooded because water reserves exceeded the maximum level of safety of 410 meters above sea level (masl) established by the Ministry of Environment.

The MP said that the lake has risen 3.30 meters over the past two years, a situation that has compromised the safety of 5 000 households in the municipalities of Carabobo in Los Guayos, Guacara, San Joaquin, Diego Ibarra (Mary), Carlos Arvelo (Guigue) and Valencia due to problems with the sewage collection and flooding in urban areas.

According to Benedetti, the Government commits a crime "against humanity" by attempting to conceal the grave situation that affects the citizens in the Midwest and threatens public health and even the property of residents and farmers.

"The Ministry of Environment provides for a total of 1,368 executed in sanitation works and control the level of the lake, although the Comptroller of Carabobo says the contrary by a report in August 2010," he said.

The PV legislator explained that while not constitute an Institute of citizen oversight with legal status, the problem will continue even with cascading effects.

He argued that with civil society organizations, community boards, universities, health sectors, industrial, commercial and municipal and regional governments can address this problem with the participation of experts.

On the other hand, the deputy said "there is no money in the world to pay all the flooding of Lake Valencia including urban, crop farms and the foundations of the viaduct La Cabrera in the Central Regional Highway are in danger."

http://www.eluniversal.com/nacional-y-politica/120125/5500-hectarea...

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Ecudaor:

A house collapsed and two more are on the brink of the abyss in Cuenca



Fear gripped Fifth Girl sector, north of Cuenca, on Thursday night after it slid from the hill where several families built their homes, one of which collapsed.

Hours later, another sector of the capital Sawaya, was rescued the body of Roberto Aguilar Jimenez, who fell to Tomebamba river and was swept up to the Paute, where he was found yesterday near the canton Guachapala.

Twenty days of anguish experienced Maria Jimenez, 61, by the disappearance of his son Robert Aguilar, who fell to Tomebamba on 8 January at 14:20. And although not yet clarified the causes of the incident, the man left the orphanage with two children, ages 1 and 3 years.

These are some of the consequences of the severe winter that affects many parts of the country and, according to figures from the National Risk Management (SNGR) already killed thirteen people.

Fifth Girl In the area where a house collapsed, two were on the edge and 12 more are close to the area of risk. There, two families were reluctant to leave their homes for fear of stealing their belongings, knowing of the possibility of more landslides.

"It is the responsibility of the Ministry of Risks (SNGR) provide for the evacuation and coordinate with the Ministry of Social and Economic Inclusion where it is installed and will remain affected as long as the emergency," said Arturo Bonilla, Fire Department lieutenant in charge of ransom. But after two hours and did not reach any representative of the SNGR.

"Where I go, if I have no close relatives to give me den and take me to a safe place. What happens to my chickens and pig, who will feed them, "lamented Luz Cabrera. His house was on the brink Sucozhañay and his son Walter, 23, could not hold back tears as he realized the risk to their lives if they stayed in place.

While in Loja problems due to heavy rains Amaluza are evident already, head Espíndola cantonal and where about 20 communities have been affected by cutting the main road that communicates with the rest of the country.

The staples have become scarce. No gas to the city, so many families now have to cook with firewood.

"The production will be lost by excessive rains, and then our farmers and peasants will not have products or to sell or consume. Add to this that we have fourteen dwellings at risk in the rural sector, "he said. So wait, along with other mayors, the declaration of emergency for the province.

In Carchi, heavy rains in recent days have caused more of a landslide of mountains that have affected the passing vehicles on the road and threaten to destroy some homes, as happens in the community Puerramal, of the parish's Chical.

In Puerramal rains have hit seven or eight families, said Chairman of the Vestry, Emilio Orbe, adding that there is a need to relocate the people, who make up 33 families.

It was also reported that landslides are continuing along the path that leads from Tulcán to the northwestern parishes (Maldonado and the Chical). Moreover, last Thursday a pipe burst, causing flooding.

While Quinindé (Esmeraldas), there have been more flooding in the neighborhoods March 3 and Patria Nueva, Cupa campus. This has caused losses in several families, who requested help from the authorities. It was also reported flooding of property from Lidia housing prices, in the Upper Valley neighborhood Quinindé.

Meanwhile, heavy machinery of this Municipality managed to remove debris from the bridge succumbed to the high water Chipo, allowing prevent further flooding.

In Babahoyo, however, there have been slight rain lately, this made the rivers flow down and the waters of marginal urban neighborhoods and towns remain damming. At sites around the water flooded homes and residents should use canoes or rafts to get to the main road.

http://www.eluniverso.com/2012/01/28/1/1447/casa-colapso-dos-mas-es...

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Sinking in Turubamba

The five families affected by the collapse of their homes in the area of Turubamba, in the south, are hopeful in a favorable outcome.

This is the possible expropriation of homes that have critical damage to its structure, since the amount of the valuation of each house would be delivered to the owners. That this is realized depends on the meetings that are currently affected with officials of the Municipality of Quito.

"We are talking to realize the humanitarian aid," said Monica Cabascango, one of those affected.

Cabascango told that in September 2011, decided to get his family out of the house because it was a serious danger that the tons of concrete buried alive.

In a statement, the Public Company Metropolitan Water Supply and Sanitation (Epmaps) pledged to inject concrete into the soil where 33 homes sit; of these, 20 are in bad shape and sloping and the remaining 13 have cracks consideration. Meanwhile, in the five houses damaged beyond repair, his downfall is imminent. (SO)


Housing Bank urbanized areas in poor condition

When the five affected families bought their land from the defunct Housing Bank, the institution gave them information about the condition of soil.

For this reason, Cabascango Monica, one of those affected, said at the meeting they had with the old institution, now part of the Ministry of Housing, told them not be responsible for the situation, because their lots were acquired over 20 years and that the land was guaranteed for five years.

http://www.hoy.com.ec/noticias-ecuador/en-analisis-la-expropiacion-...

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Peru:

Sinking of asphalt road blocks Fernando Belaunde Terry


Dozens of vehicles were stranded on both sides of the section at km 254, Puerto Salado sector in the province of Utcubamba.

The sinking of the asphalt at Kilometer 254 on the road Fernando Belaunde Terry, Puerto Salado sector in the province of Utcubamba (Amazonas) due to heavy rains from vehicular traffic stops last night, between the coast and the jungle.

Dozens of vehicles were stranded on both sides of the road, so that heavy machinery IIRSA Norte company tries to run down a side road in advance in order to restore traffic.

Also increased Utcubamba river flow against the city of Bagua, while the former mayor of this province, Second Hernandez Vasquez fell to a hole about four feet deep when he inspected the site and install a faucet due to rain was not aware of his ground, so it has been transferred to a clinic in Chiclayo.

http://www.rpp.com.pe/2012-01-28-hundimiento-de-capa-asfaltica-bloq...

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Landslide buried three houses and left 12 people living in Peru


Lima, Jan 30 (EFE) .- A landslide buried three houses in the Cuzco region of Peru, left 12 people affected and collapsed water and sewer service, said the Civil Defense Institute (INDECI).

The head of Indeci in Cuzco, Edwin Vasquez, told Radio Programas del Peru that after the slide of a hill in the province of Urubamba hastily proceeded to carry humanitarian aid to the place.

Police sources told Efe that after the avalanche, which occurred on Sunday was interrupted for a few moments the train service in the area, but now activities are carried out normally.

http://www.google.com/hostednews/epa/article/ALeqM5iLLoE8Prg3SB8IWA...

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Comment by Andrey Eroshin on January 31, 2012 at 3:25pm

Bolivia hit by flooding

On Wednesday, January 25th, Bolivian authorities declared a state of emergency in Cochabamba department due to heavy downpours that triggered severe flooding which damaged homes, roads and highways throughout the area. Severe rainfalls are expected to affect the department until at least January 27th. Landslides, communication and power outages are likely.

During the rainy season (December to March), flooding and landslides are common in Bolivia, especially in low-lying areas including the cities of Cochabamba, Santa Cruz, Tarija and Beni. Moreover, heavy rains have been also reported in La Paz, the country’s economic capital. The rainfall might trigger road closures that could severely disrupt travel across the country for several weeks.

Travellers planning to go to Bolivia are advised to listen to all recommendations given by local authorities. Avoid travel to the flooded areas and verify the roadways conditions. During the rainy season, several touristic sites remain closed or are inaccessible due to flooding. Get informed prior your departure.

http://www.netglobers.com/south-america/bolivia-hit-by-flooding--31...

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Flooding on Guyana coast after heavy rain

Following several hours of rain today, large swathes of the coast have been affected by flooding.

Sections of the Diamond Housing Scheme, Buxton, Unity, Clonbrook, Ann’s Grove, Greenfield and the Dazzel Housing Scheme among other areas were under water while low-lying areas of Georgetown as well as New Amsterdam in Berbice were flooded.

http://www.demerarawaves.com/index.php/201201293215/Latest/unusuall...

http://www.stabroeknews.com/2012/news/stories/01/29/flooding-on-coa...

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