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Weather alert as Tropical Wave hits both coasts - Mid-August 2019

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Weather alert as Tropical  Wave  hits both coasts


Posted 11/08/2019

A “considerable bad”  bad weather system is forecast  for the Pacific and Caribbean slopes of Panama, accompanied by electrical activity, windy conditions. up to 27.78 km / h with an increase in wind gusts during storm events, as well as strong waves   of three to seven feet (Caribbean) and two to six feet (Pacific).

The Emergency Operations Center (COE), issued a prevention warning prevention (surveillance and monitoring) from 11:00 a.m. Sunday until 11:00 p.m. on Tuesday, August 13,  because of tropical wave No.30 on both sides. Omar Smith Gallardo, general director of the  Civil Protection System (Sinaproc), said that considerable unstable conditions are expected on Monday, August 12 and Tuesday, August 13, mainly on sectors of the Western Pacific slope, so events are not ruled out.

 There will be significant short duration storms over the metropolitan area and adjacent provinces that produce moderate to strong downpours with gusts of wind.

They warn the population to avoid visiting mountains, rivers and streams. and not to cross tributaries if they observe that the waters remain cloudy and brown, as this indicates the probability of a sudden head of water.



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Weather alert  continues, floods, landslides, 8 ft waves


Posted 14/08/2019

The bad weather news continues with a warning from the  National Civil Protection System (Sinaproc) on Wednesday of the passage of two tropical waves that will cause heavy rains, and the possibility of flooding, and landslides in much of the country. With waves up to eight feet on both coasts

There was flooding in many areas of the capital on Wednesday and trees were downed in the city and on Corridor North.

"A bad weather system is maintained on the country (rains, electrical activity and windy conditions), take prevention measures,"  said Sinaproc on  its Twitter account.

The forecasting and surveillance office of the Electricity Transmission Company (Etesa) foresees unstable atmospheric conditions for the Pacific and Atlantic slopes in much of the national territory.

Sinaproc calls vigilance in areas prone to flooding and landslides.

Sinaproc director  Omar Smith, said maritime reports indicate the activity of waves of three to eight feet for sectors of Colon and Guna Yala. A similar panorama in the Gulf of Chiriquí and Azuero, with waves of five to eight feet, and in the Gulf of Panama and in Darién, four to seven feet.



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Rising rivers alerts - more bad weather forecast


Posted 16/08/2019

The Guazarito River in Calovébora, Santa Fe district, in Veraguas, continues rising said a warning notice from the National Civil Protection System (Sinaproc) on Friday, August 16. 

"The river is growing and with strong currents. We ask the population to wait for the levels to drop," said Sinaproc in its Twitter account. 

The warning follows a similar announcement on Thursday, about the increase in the flow of the Zaratí River, in the province of Coclé.

 Midweek rains brought down trees and power lines across Panama and flooded streets in the capital. More bad weather is forecast.


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