Hurricane Iota Devastates Colombian Tourist Island of Providencia

The Colombian government announced on Wednesday night that hurricane Iota left one person dead and destroyed 95 percent of the infrastructure of Providencia, which is one of the most famous Colombian tourist islands located in the Caribbean Sea, near Nicaragua.

The Colombian government announced on Wednesday night that hurricane Iota left one person dead and destroyed 95 percent of the infrastructure of Providencia, which is one of the most famous Colombian tourist islands located in the Caribbean Sea, near Nicaragua.

President Ivan Duque said that communication with the island was entirely knocked down around 4am, leaving national authorities in capital Bogota in the dark about the situation in the San Andres archipelago. The conservative leader pointed out that Providencia Mayor Norberto Gari Hooker informed him of the disaster.

During a press conference in the coastal city of Cartagena, which had been hit by heavy rains caused by Hurricane Iota over the last few days, President Duque said that a Navy vessel with 15 tons of humanitarian aid had let for the island. The ship would also transport 200 members of the Colombian Navy to help with reconstruction efforts.

“We will help you get over this, we are all Colombians, and we must help each other in these tragic times,” the president said.


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