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Civil defense issues 72-hour storm alert - Late June 2019

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Civil defense issues  72-hour storm alert


Posted 21/06/2019

Panama’s  Civil Protection  System (Sinaproc) warned on Friday afternoon  June 20 of the passage of two tropical waves that will create incidents in different parts of the country during the next 72 hours.

Sinaproc announced that ETESA Hydrometeorology reports warn of rains and storms from Friday, June 21 to until 11:00 pm Sunday 23.,

Tropical wave # 9 is located in the border region of Colombia and Venezuela, with much activity and with displacement to the rest of Colombia and Panama.

"While the tropical wave # 10 is located on the central region of Venezuela moving to Colombia, it will also be moving towards Panama and the rest of Central America," reported Sinaproc.

The entity said that the bad weather is under notice for to the provinces of Darién, Panama, West Panama, Coclé, Herrera, Los Santos, Veraguas (North, Central and South), Chiriquí (Highlands and Lowlands) and Bocas del Toro. and the Emberá and Ngäbe Buglé regions.

Sinaproc reiterated the call to be aware of children, the elderly and people with disabilities. and to be careful when crossing rivers and streams, in areas of landslides.

The rains will probably coincide with high tides, which can generate flooding in coastal regions.



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New weather alert as rains flood Panama streets


Posted 24/06/2019

Heavy rain with moderate winds and electrical activity on Monday afternoon, June 24 turned many Panama streets into rivers. With drivers advised to keep their lights on because of poor visibility

The worst-hit areas were  San Francisco, Bella Vista, Parque Lefevre, Curundú, Aquilino de la Guardia, Cinquentenario, Panama Viejo, and  Juan Díaz

The National Civil Protection System  (Sinaproc) issued an alert for the provinces of Colon, Panama, Cocle, Panama West and Guna Yala.



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