75% probability of ‘La Niña’ Phenomenon to hit Colombia by the end of 2020

The Institute of Hydrology and Environmental Studies (Ideam) warns of a 75% probability of a ‘La Niña’ phenomenon in the last months of 2020, with an estimated 40 to 60% increase in rainfall in the northern and central regions of the country. La Niña could produce torrential rains and flooding, landslides, gales, and hailstorms, affecting the agricultural sector, road infrastructure, housing, water and sanitation, among other sectors. Heavy rains in 2010 and 2011 resulted in floods that cost and estimated $6 billion in damages to infrastructure, agriculture and housing and social services. 

Source: RCN Radio