04/29/2011 09:19 am ET Updated Jun 29, 2011

Colombia's Record Rainfall Threatens Mother's Day Flower Exports

OGOTA -- Some of the heaviest rains in Colombia's history have killed at least 418 people, damaged or destroyed 140,000 homes and affected three million people over the last several months.

Now the country's brutal weather could have an additional economic kick felt in South Florida, as the country misses out on a Mother's Day export boom.

Colombia's National Association of Flower Exporters said some of the country's prime flower-farming areas were among the hardest hit by storms that have intensified over the last two weeks.