BOGOTA, April 25 (UPI) -- Colombia's first rainy season of the year has caused 93 deaths and left 69,000 homeless because of mudslides and floods, officials said.
Followed only months after last year's rainy season that left more than 300 Colombians dead, more than 2.8 million Colombians have been affected by both rainy seasons, Colombia Reports said.
Floods, landslides and mudslides have paralyzed the country's infrastructure and caused unprecedented destruction throughout the country.
Floods and landslides have been reported in some of Colombia's biggest cities, including the capital Bogota.
Bogota has allocated $178 million for aid, while the total damage of the torrential rains is estimated at least $5 billion.
The national meteorological institute says the rains are expected to last until June, after which a period of drought is expected to follow.