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Waterspout hits land in Colon


Posted 27/05/2019

Vehicles and roofs were damaged in Colon province on Monday when a waterspout hit land accompanied by tornadic winds and became a twister described by the Civil Protection System (Sinaproc) as a  Gustnado. 

The director of Sinaproc, José Donderis, reported that the emergency systems evaluate the area, and found damages in some vehicles and in part of the wiring in Puerto Manzanillo.

 Donderis recommended that to the population that they avoid exposing themselves to these natural phenomena since they represent "a great risk".



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Interesting posting. In my 18+ years of living in Boquete this is the first news of a waterspout in Panama that I can recall.

As a long ago navy guy (don't ask), I learned that a waterspout is basically a tornado that has formed over water. There are two kinds of waterspouts: tornadic and fair-weather. Once a waterspout comes over land it is then a tornado.

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