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Volcan Baru Closed Due to High WInds

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MiAmbiente prohibits access to the Baru Volcano National Park

Reports of landslides and falling trees

11/02/2017 - 3:55 p.m. sábado 11 de febrero de 2017

The Ministry of the Environment (MiAmbiente) banned today, Saturday, the access to the Baru Volcano National Park by the area of the Llanos, of the corregimiento of Volcan in Chiriqui.

The decision was made as a result of the Notice to prevent the intensification of winds and adverse sea state, which was delivered by the National System of Civil Protection (SINAPROC).

According to José Emanuel Rubin, director of the Sinaproc, have so far been reported landslides ceilings in several residences in the district of Penonome and La Pintada, in the province of Cocle, in addition to falling trees in the province of Chiriquí.

Hydrometeorology department of the Electricity Transmission Company S.A. (ETESA), reported that due to the incursion of the winds typical of the dry season, during the next few hours are expected winds of 20 to 40 kilometers per hour (km/h) with bursts throughout the country.

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Edited by Keith Woolford
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Strong winds hit access to Barú volcano


STRONG WINDS in Chiriquí, have led the  Ministry of Environment to suspend entry to the top of the Barú volcano by the paths from Los Llanos, located in the town of Volcán.

The regional director of the Ministry of Environment, Yilka Aguirre, said that as a precaution, entry  will be suspended in the upland district until there are better weather conditions.

Park rangers are on duty  at the entrances of all roads and park trails

Monitoring is being carried out in the rest of the protected areas of Chiriquí and for the moment, people can enter the areas of Camiseta, Chiriquero and Respingo.

The official recommended that domestic and foreign tourists take all possible precautions

He said that if the strong winds “deteriorate the protected areas” or if trees are downed entrance to the Volcan Baru National Park will be suspended.

Other parks in the province remain open.


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The Ministry of the Environment, MiAmbiente, has closed access again to Volcan Baru due to high winds.



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