state of emergency

Colombia landslides: More than 100 die as Putumayo suffers heavy rain, state of emergency declared

Hours of heavy rains overnight caused rivers to burst their banks, flooding homes with mud in Putumayo province, Joinfo.com reports with reference to the BBC. An unknown number of people are missing. One army officer said the main local hospital was struggling

Chile declared state of emergency and requested international help to fight worst in decades forest fires

Firefighters, forestry service personnel and members of the military were battling 18 separate blazes in the center and south of the country that have been fueled by strong winds and a heat wave, according to VoA. The largest has consumed 24,000 hectares