COLOMBIA

LANDSLIDE RESPONSE 2017

Destruction in the San Miguel Barrio of Mocoa

On April 1, 2017 landslides plowed through the city of Mocoa in southwestern Colombia. Torrential rains caused flooding and surging rivers leading to widespread damage to affected communities. A large part of the city was destroyed, and there was a serious risk of additional landslides.

The landslides disrupted water supplies, health services, roads, bridges, electricity, and telecommunications infrastructure. The RescUAV team deployed to help provide critical support information to responders and recovery agencies.

5,000

PEOPLE

DISPLACED

45,000

PEOPLE

AFFECTED

300+

PEOPLE

KILLED

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CAPTURED

During this response:

• 2,024,200 m2 of affected areas were mapped

• high def video of 600,000+ m2 of land was captured

• search operation to locate a missing child was conducted

RescUAV supported humanitarian actors by capturing imagery & mapping:

• landslides

• affected communities

• surging rivers

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