The hurricane winds that hit the Colombian department of Cordoba have devastated some 300 hectares of banana crops in coastal towns such as Nicaragua, Corpas Arriba, Corpas Abajo, Nueva Estrella, Alto Mira, Tinas Arriba, and Tinas Abajo, causing economic losses for producers.
The strong winds also wreaked havoc in Alto Mirar, Barcelona, Barbascal, Villa del Rosario, and La Cruz, which belong to the municipality of San Bernardo del Viento.
The affected farmers are the same producers that were affected by the last dry season, which lasted about six months, causing the death of some 10,000 hectares of plantain.
Other banana producing municipalities that were also affected by climatic phenomena are: Lorica, Los Cordobas, Puerto Escondido, Montería and Canalete.
Meanwhile, about 800 people were affected by the overflow of the Bijado stream in the urban perimeter of the municipality of Purisima.
Some 20 families in Paso Nuevo, in the municipality of San Bernardo del Viento, were also affected by the increase in rainfall.