Friday, 27 November 2020

Bogota Covered in 60 cm (24 Inches) of Snow and Ice

Photo by COLPRENSA
Photo by COLPRENSA

TODAY COLOMBIA  – Colombia’s capital Bogota was surprised on Sunday by a major hail storm that covered the south of the city with a 60 centimeter (24-inch) layer of icy snow.

Photo by COLPRENSA
Photo by COLPRENSA

- Advertisement -

The excessive hail caused a number of emergencies across the city.

The most affected were Santa Isabel, La Fragua and El Restrepo.

The Bogota Fire Department reported that rainfall “generated water depths of between 15 and 20 inches accompanied by ice”. However, no cases of gravity are presented.

- Advertisement -

The first census said at least 500 homes were affected. Late into the night Sunday, backhoes worked on the streets to remove the ice.

Among the most serious events was at a parking lot where the roof collapsed and trapping four adults and three children, rescued by firefigthers.

Entire streets became either covered in ice or formed rivers, while rooftops were damaged and trees fell down.

“Fortunately there are no victims, just material damage,” Javier Pava of the Bogota Disaster Rick and Prevention unit was quoted as saying by newspaper El Espectador.

The unit was called to rescue four people from a parking garage where the collapsed roof was impeding the victims from leaving.

IMAGEN-15445456-2

For more photos click here to visit Today Colombia

- Advertisement -

 

 

- Advertisement -
Ricohttp://www.theqmedia.com
"Rico" is the crazy mind behind the Q media websites, a series of online magazines where everything is Q! In these times of new normal, stay at home. Stay safe. Stay healthy.

Related Articles

Residential electicity rates cannot subsidize lowering in other sectors

QCOSTARICA - Companies of electric generation and distribution are unable to...

Avianca reopens travel to Central and South America

QCOSTARICA - Avianca, the Colombian airline, announced that it will resume...

MOST READ

Aresep gives AyA one month to resolve water bill errors

QCOSTARICA - The water utility, Instituto Costarricense de Aqueductos y Alcantarillados (AyA), has 30 days to resolve the claims for excessive water charges made...

PAHO urges countries not to require covid-19 tests from travelers

QCOSTARICA - The Pan American Health Organization (PAHO) urged countries not to require covid-19 tests from travelers, insisting that they give a 'false sense...

Protesters set fire to the Guatemalan Congress

Q24N - Hundreds of Guatemalans burned Congress headquarters on Saturday in protest at the approval of the budget for 2021, the highest in the...

Woman charged clients ¢35,000 for having sex with young women

QCOSTARICA - A woman, surnamed Castillo Castro, allegedly charged male clients ¢35,000 for having sex with young women between 18 and 24 years old...

Vehicle restriction stops car theft

QCOSTARICA - The sanitary vehicular restrictions has put a damper on the operations of vehicle theft gangs (robaccaros in Spanish), resulting in a considerable...

Turrialba Volcano will once again amaze visitors with guided tours from sunrise

QCOSTARICA - With a string of walks that will begin at 5 am and will continue every hour until 10 am, in groups of...

Let's Keep This Going!

To be updated with all the latest news and information about Costa Rica and Latin America.

Log In

Forgot password?

Forgot password?

Enter your account data and we will send you a link to reset your password.

Your password reset link appears to be invalid or expired.

Log in

Privacy Policy

Add to Collection

No Collections

Here you'll find all collections you've created before.