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Weather Alerts Follow Significant Rain Increase in Western Panama Regions, Late July 2021

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Green alert follows  significant rain increase 


Posted 23/07/2021

A “preventive ” green alert was declared by National Civil Protection System (Sinaproc) on  Friday, July 23, due to an increase in rainfall in in the provinces of Bocas del Toro, Chiriquí, Veraguas, and in the Ngäbe Buglé region.

The alert is also for the downstream of Colón and part of the Azuero peninsula.

Sinaproc said the notice follows the "significant increase and accumulated rains", during the last 24 hours.



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5,500 affected by heavy rains


Posted 24/07/2021

A yellow alert has been declared for Bocas del Toro and the green is maintained for Chiriquí, Veraguas, and the Ngäbe Buglé region while across the country, there are approximately 5,500 affected by the recent rains, the National Civil Protection System (Sinaproc) reported Saturday.

The provinces with the highest number of affected are Bocas del Toro, with an approximate number of 5,405; Veraguas (31); Chiriquí (22); Herrera (21) and Coclé (15).

In Bocas del Toro there are currently 327 people housed in Almirante and Changuinola, who are receiving medical care and food.

there have been, in the last hours, 27 rescues of people trapped by rising rivers and floods.

According to the Sinaproc report, there are 1,095 homes affected by the floods, in Bocas, Chiriquí, Veraguas, and Herrera.

In Coclé, 3 landslides were reported and 5 in the province of Bocas del Toro.



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27,000 people hit by rains in Bocas. alerts for other areas


Posted 25/07/2021

At least 27,000  people have been affected, by the rains in Bocas del Toro where a red alert remains in place while yellow and green alerts have been issued for much of the country.

According to a report from the National Civil Protection System (Sinaproc), the rains caused flooding in 27 sectors of the province and affected 27,175 people and  5,435 homes.

Nine temporary shelters were set up in the Almirante  and Changuinola sectors

On night it was reported that the levels of the rivers and streams were falling, but by Sunday morning it was reported that the bad weather continues in the region.

It was reported that ETESA's Hydrometeorology predicts the incursion of tropical waves 20 and 21 in the next few hours, which will generate an increase in rainfall over the Panamanian territory.

 A Yellowt Alert was declared in the provinces of Chiriquí, Veraguas, Herrera, Los Santos, Colón, Coclé and the Ngäbe Buglé region. And a preventive Green Alert for the provinces of Panama, West Panama, Darien and the Guna Yala and Emberá Wounaan regions due  tGhe repSinparoc.

The Ministry of Health reported that the vaccination program against Covid-19 with the sweeping strategy was suspended in Bocas del Toro and will be carried out later. The doses will be diverted to other circuits.



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Rain and flood alert through Thursday


Posted 27/07/2021

The National Civil Protection System (Sinaproc) warns that with the passage of tropical waves 21 and 22, storms will be registered until July 29, The transit of tropical wave 21 will be interacting with other atmospheric systems in the region such as low pressures and the intertropical convergence zone, which will modulate the weather conditions during the next few days, indicated Hydrometeorology of the Electricity Transmission Company.

In coastal areas and zones, maximum accumulated rainfall from 25 to 70 MM of water per day per square meter is expected with higher amounts in mountainous regions and mountain ranges.

A high possibility of flooding of rivers, floods, and landslides between lands already saturated by the rains is expected



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