Every time there is heavy rainfall the water and/or electricity are almost guaranteed to cut out due to landslides or rivers overflowing. When the electricity goes, we hear a huge explosion and then it cuts out. When the water does come back, for a good 4 hours it comes out of the taps all brown full of sediment so is unusable. People here are used to it but, to be honest, it is pretty terrible and there don't seem to be any improvements. The infrastructure simply is not built or maintained to support a city of millions of people and rich and poor alike suffer from the cuts. I feel this is a rudimentary human right, especially in urban areas like Cali, to have adequate sanitary and electricity provision and I hope, for the sake of the Colombian people, that the government addresses these shortages.
Some lighthearted memes do always appear on Facebook around these times though, such as this one below about water (captions read: 1) 'Yesterday in Cali - Today in Cali'; 2) is sarcastically saying that Cali is 'Like any European city'; 3) is paraphrased from a famous song and reads 'The problem is not showering, the problem is that there is no water'; 4) '17 hours without water in Cali'