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| 6/26/2009 12:00:00 AM

Colombia: Living with Flooding in Barranquilla

Jun 26 -- Barranquilla in Colombia is the most important coastal city with a distinct characteristic: no rainwater drainage systems, so whenever it rains, the whole city floods with dangerous fast running rivers (called arroyos) replacing roads. On the following videos, taxis, cars and even buses float by on the streets as other citizens try to lend a helping hand to keep them from getting away.

The dangerous situations arising from the “arroyos”, are a result of bad city planning, no drainage systems, not enough clearance on the sides of creeks before building and the risky behaviour of those who try to brave the current. Following, some videos of these impressive forces of nature that take control over the most important city of the Caribbean coast.
 
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