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Debris flows in northern Venezuela

When: December 1999

Combination of climatological and geomorphological factors.
Between the 8th19th of December a slow moving cold front deposited 914mm of rain in
the costal mountains. This triggered landslides, flash flood and debris flows.
3 features of the regions geomorphology also contributed in…

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monitoring and early warning of exceptional rainfall and runoff events in
the mountains landuse control in the mountain catchments the alignment
of new buildings and streets in the direction of debris flow.

Environmental Social Economic
Habitats destroyed Deaths range from Total damaged estimated at
15,00030,000 $1.9 billion
Affected a total…


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