Mocoa, Colombia – Colombia President Juan Manuel Santos has declared a state of emergency after power and water supplies to Mocoa have been cut by the mudslide disaster. The hospital system has shut down also.
Three rivers over flooded following the torrential rains Friday night.
Many were sleep when the river of mud flooded their neighborhoods and they had to run for their lives.
Rescuers in southern Colombia were scrambling to reach over 100 people who were missing after the mudslides tore through the communities.
According the the Colombian military, at least 254 are dead and over 400 are injured.