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SINAPROC floods and landslides alert - Late November 2018

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SINAPROC floods and landslides alert

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Heavy rainfall accompanied by electrical storms throughout Sunday, November 24 could cause flooding and trigger landslides said a weather alert issued by the Civil Protection  System (Sinaproc). The notice was issued at 7.30 am and will be valid until 11.30 pm for Guna Yala,  North Darién; Eastern Panama, Costa Arriba, and Costa Abajo de Colón; Coclé and the North of Veraguas. Sinaproc recommends taking precautionary measures and being alert to official notifications.
 

https://www.newsroompanama.com/news/panama/flood-and-landslides-alert

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Boquete's big flood when the Panamonte bridge went out was 10 years ago last Friday.

23/11/2008

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Edited by Keith Woolford

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The Rock restaurant got temporarily renamed "The Logs".   That flood was essentially a tsunami that rolled in when log jams upstream let loose all o a sudden and came downstream with a torrent of water.  Huge logs the size of a small bus ended up all around The Rock.  The waterline on the B&B next to it was about 3 foot up from ground level. I believe the government chainsaw crew are making better efforts now to keeps those streams cleared of (at least large chunks) of forest debris

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21 hours ago, Keith Woolford said:

Boquete's big flood when the Panamonte bridge went out was 10 years ago last Friday.

23/11/2008

The Panamonte bridge actually went out two times in the past 12 years. They immediately rebuilt it the first time it went out. However, the locals complained that it was only one lane so they started digging around the footings in preparation for building a second lane. Then the flood hit. I'm suspicious that the digging around the footings weakened the bridge to the extent that it immediately washed away again.

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