Colombia Drowning

Image Credit: navy Research Lab, Monterey

This year’s La Nina, while not a record-setter itself, has triggered record-breaking rains in Colombia. Floods have killed at least 200 people and over 100 are still under a landslide which buried them on Sunday. (That story here: CNN.com) The President of Colombia has cancelled his meeting in Mexico, on the climate, to deal with the reality on his flooded ground. (CNN.com).

Floods have displaced 1.6 million people –so far– from their homes and may displace up to 2 million, in a country with a population of less than 44 million.

Details from Jeff Masters here: Wunder Blog : Weather Underground

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