Flooding In Colombia!


Colombia has been the victim of severe flooding recently. Many people have died, even more have lost their homes. These are people that need Christ! Will you pray with me over this situation?

Here’s the news article:

Colombia Declares State Of Public Calamity Over Rains

Colombia’s President Juan Manuel Santos on Thursday declared a state of public calamity in 28 of the country’s 32 departments to deal with emergencies caused by this year’s rainy season that caused the death of 136 Colombians so far.

The government plans to decree other measures in the coming days that will help authorities to release emergency funds for the victims of floods and landslides that damages the houses or land of 1.3 million people.

The United States government on Thursday announced to pay $50 thousand as the first of a number of payments to help Colombia deal with what is called the worst rainy season in 60 years.

Earlier this week, Santos warned that the Colombian government has reached its financial limits to assess the emergencies and called on the international community and private sector to donate money for victim relief.

This rainy season started in March and is expected to last until 2011. According to meteorologists, the prolonged rains are the result of meteorological phenomenon “La Niña.”

source

Advertisements

About Aaron

I am a born again child of God, a servant of Christ and seeker of His glory! I'm happily married to a wonderful wife. We have two precious daughters. After serving as Pastor of Iglesia Bautista El Faro in Dawsonville, GA for 4 years, God has now allowed me and my family to be missionaries in Colombia, South America. Follow our story at www.bemagnified.org

Posted on November 19, 2010, in Colombia and tagged , , , . Bookmark the permalink. Leave a comment.

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s

%d bloggers like this: