Overall Green alert Flood
in Bolivia

Event summary

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

GDACS ID FL 1101901
Death: 2
Displaced: 610
Countries: Bolivia
From - To 22 Mar - 27 Mar


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Bolivia - Floods (ECHO 27 Mar 2023)Mon, 27 Mar 2023 10:29

  • Since the past week, heavy rainfall hit Santa Cruz Department (eastern Bolivia), causing the overflow of the Pirai and Rio Grande rivers and resulting in casualties and damage.
  • According to the Global Disaster Alert and Coordination System (GDACS) and media, at least two people have died, of which one in El Torno municipality and another in the city of Santa Cruz de la Sierra. In addition, seven people have been rescued and roads flooded.
  • On 27-28 March, light to moderate rain is expected over most parts of the Santa Cruz Department. 
Bolivia - Floods, update (ECHO 29 Mar 2023)Wed, 29 Mar 2023 09:46

  • Heavy rainfall continues to affect the country, causing floods and resulting in widespread damage.
  • According to the Bolivia Ministry of Health (MoH), more than 800 people have been affected by recent flood events due to the overflow of the Acre river in Cobija City (Pando Department, northern Bolivia).
  • Since January, the rainy season has been hitting 42 municipalities (12% of the total) across six departments of Bolivia, affecting at least 150,000 people and destroying 100,000 ha of crops as reported by UN OCHA.
  • On 29-30 March, moderate to heavy rain is expected over western Bolivia.
Pando Department, Bolivia, Late March 2023The government of the department of Pando, Bolivia, reported rising levels of the Acre River from 25 March 2023. Families were evacuated from high-risk areas in the municipality of Cobija. IFRC reported 450 people evacuated and 4,000 affected across the department.Mon 27 Mar 2023FloodList provided by Copernicus GloFAS
Detailed event map. European Union, 2023. Map produced by EC-JRC.
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Evacuan a 500 familias en Pando por lluvia y desborde del río Acre2023-03-28T10:53+0200.

Más de 500 familias fueron evacuadas por inundaciones que ocurrieron desde el fin de semana, en diferentes zonas de la capital de Pando a causa de la crecida del río Acre, informó la alcaldesa de Cobija, Ana Lucía Reis. La jefa de la Unidad
En Cobija, más de 500 familias fueron evacuadas por la crecida del río ... 2023-03-28T01:29+0200.

La alcaldesa de Cobija, Ana Lucía Reis, informó este lunes que más de 500 familias fueron evacuadas por inundaciones que se registraron, desde el fin de semana, en diferentes zonas de la capital de Pando a causa de la crecida del río Acre.
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For this events, GDACS has links to information from the following sources: EC-JRC (38), (2), NASA (7), DesInventar (1), WMO (1), INFORM (2),