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: 1101771
Deaths: 8
Displaced: 264
Region: Quibdó
Countries: Colombia
From - To 01 Dec - 12 Dec
Known identifiers for this event:


For more info on GDACS alert score click here.

Impact Assessement as of 13-12-2022

SENDAI Indicator A N Country Location Info
death 3 Colombia La Cabana
death 1 Colombia Algeciras
death 4 Colombia Quibdó
SENDAI Indicator B N Country Location Info
affected 9 Colombia La Cabana
affected 12 Colombia La Cabana
displaced 4 Colombia Guasca
displaced 12 Colombia Sopó
displaced 50 Colombia Fusagasugá
displaced 68 Colombia Santander de Quilichao
displaced 50 Colombia Corinto
displaced 50 Colombia -
displaced 30 Colombia Quibdó
rescued 2 Colombia Quibdó
SENDAI Indicator C N Country Location Info
houses damaged 13 Colombia Fusagasugá
houses damaged 17 Colombia Santander de Quilichao

Satellite Observation

Satellite-based Flood extent provided by GLOFAS
Overall of the satellite-based flooded area from / to : 2022-11-24 / 2022-12-19  

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 3 deaths 04 Dec 2022 05 Dec 2022 GLOFAS
2 1 deaths 04 Dec 2022 06 Dec 2022 GLOFAS
3 0 deaths and 66 displaced 01 Dec 2022 03 Dec 2022 GLOFAS
4 0 deaths and 168 displaced 01 Dec 2022 03 Dec 2022 GLOFAS
5 4 deaths and 30 displaced 10 Dec 2022 12 Dec 2022 GLOFAS

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.