Overall Green alert Flood
in Colombia

Flood impact summary

This flood is expected to have a low humanitarian impact based on the magnitude and the affected population and their vulnerability.

GDACS ID: 1101808
Deaths: 1
Displaced: 558
Region: Barbacoas
Countries: Colombia
From - To 09 Jan - 17 Jan
Known identifiers for this event:


For more info on GDACS alert score click here.

Impact Assessement as of 23-01-2023

SENDAI Indicator A N Country Location Info
death 1 Colombia Líbano
SENDAI Indicator B N Country Location Info
affected 1 Colombia Parraga
affected 300 Colombia Puerto Boyacá
affected 316 Colombia Villavicencio
affected 78 Colombia Candelaria
affected 3000 Colombia Guadalajara de Buga
affected 60 Colombia -
affected 10000 Colombia Barbacoas
displaced 18 Colombia Mistrato
displaced 200 Colombia Melgar
displaced 320 Colombia Betulia
displaced 20 Colombia Cajicá
SENDAI Indicator C N Country Location Info
houses 5 Colombia Cajicá
houses 72 Colombia Puerto Boyacá
houses damaged 79 Colombia Villavicencio
houses damaged 5 Colombia Restrepo
houses damaged 18 Colombia Candelaria
houses destroyed 8 Colombia Mistrato
houses destroyed 4 Colombia Melgar
houses destroyed 2 Colombia Villavicencio
SENDAI Indicator D N Country Location Info
transport 1 Colombia Anolaima

Satellite Observation

Satellite-based Flood extent provided by GLOFAS
Overall of the satellite-based flooded area from / to : 2023-01-02 / 2023-01-24  

Timeline of revisions

For accessing reports of previous advisories, please click on the advisory number in the table below.

IDAlert ColorPopulation affectedStart DateEnd DateSource
1 0 deaths 09 Jan 2023 10 Jan 2023 FloodList
2 0 deaths and 320 displaced 11 Jan 2023 13 Jan 2023 FloodList
3 0 deaths and 20 displaced 11 Jan 2023 13 Jan 2023 FloodList
4 0 deaths 15 Jan 2023 17 Jan 2023 FloodList
5 0 deaths and 18 displaced 15 Jan 2023 17 Jan 2023 FloodList
6 1 deaths and 200 displaced 15 Jan 2023 17 Jan 2023 FloodList
7 0 deaths 14 Jan 2023 16 Jan 2023 FloodList
8 0 deaths 14 Jan 2023 16 Jan 2023 FloodList
9 0 deaths 09 Jan 2023 11 Jan 2023 FloodList

Flood polygons

This polygon (translucent blue with a blue border) is drawn by the analysts recording the flood event. It is meant to include all the areas reported as affected, by official source or the media. It does not represent the area actually under water.

Microwave flood detection

Flooded area, as detected in microwaves by the Global Flood Detection System of the JRC, based on NASA TRMM/GPM observations. This system has a rather low resolution (of 5-10km) but is not affected by clouds.
For more details, see http://www.unisdr.org/files/9622_LBNA23303ENC002.pdf.
The areas with a flood signal along the coast are an artefact of the system and should not be considered.

Optical Flood detection

Flooded area as detected in optical wavelengths by NASA/MODIS, known as "MODIS Flood Product". Data are made available by NASA GSFC Flood Mapping Project, http://oas.gsfc.nasa.gov/floodmap/index.html. Resolution of 250m, heavily affected by cloud cover.