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Weather Alert With 90KM Wind Gusts Through 11 January 2020

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Weather alert with 90km wind gusts

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Posted 06/01/2020

WINDS gusting from 60  to 90 Km an hour will be felt in Panama for the rest of the week says Panama’s  / Civil Protection System (Sinaproc) in a warning notice issued on Monday, January 6 .

Director Carlos A. Rumbo said that the National Emergency Operations Center issued the alert throughout the country due to the increase in winds and warning of high waves starting at 5:00 am from this Monday, January 6 until 11:59 pm on Friday, January 10.

The increase of waves is for the Caribbean coast, from the Guna Yala region to Bocas del Toro.

Sinaproc called for light boats to maximize safety measures and warns bathers not to enter the sea if they see strong. wave and alert  residents to check  that roofs are well secured

Windows and  doors should be closed and secured  and pots or any object that may fall and cause accidents should be removed

On the street or in the countryside, people should stay away from walls or trees that can be detached, keep and eye on any street furniture, cranes or elements that can fall or be blown away by the wind.

In the sea, stay away from the beach, breakwaters or low places that may be affected by high tides and waves, do not take marine walks, avoid sailing and check the moorings of boats.

 

https://www.newsroompanama.com/news/weather-alert-with-90km-wind-gusts

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Wonder if this means we can expect more lengthy electrical outages (as we had on Saturday, Sunday, and yesterday)? But then in the area where I live we don't need high winds to go without electricity.

Yes, we do have a generator, and I know I am being negative.

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4.5 meter waves, 110 km wind gusts prompt weekend alert

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Posted 11/01/2020

With waves of up to 4.5 meters and wind gusts reaching 110 km the National Emergency Operations Center has extended surveillance and monitoring of the Panamanian Caribbean coast and issued a warning to bathers and boat crews. 

The warning extends from the early hours of Saturday, January 11 until 11:59 pm on Monday, January 13.

The Civil Protection System (Sinaproc)  , said that the crews of the vessels should exercise safety measures.

Bathers are asked not to enter the sea if they see that the waves are very strong.

Sinaproc, director  Carlos Rumbo, said that waves could be between 2.0 and 4.5 meters and the winds would be from 30 kilometers per hour and that there are gusts between 60 kilometers and 110 kilometers per hour.

 

https://www.newsroompanama.com/news/45-meter-waves-110-km-wind-gusts-prompt-weekend-alert

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Red flag alert on Caribbean beaches extended

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Posted 12/01/2020

Red flags were raised on Caribbean beaches Sunday, January 12  by the Civil Protection System (Sinaproc)  with the predicted arrival of waves up to 4,5 meters. 

Sinaproc calls for caution to bathers and boat crews for waves in the Caribbean The alert gas been extended 

According to the reports received by the Sinaproc, there are strong waves on the Red Frog and Carenero beaches, in Bocas del Toro, and on Isla Grande and La Guaira, in Colón.

The red flag remains on  beaches in the Caribbean sector until Wednesday y with the possibility of wind gusts as high as 110 km an hour.

 

https://www.newsroompanama.com/news/red-flag-alert-on-caribbean-beaches-extended-1

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Fresh high waves alert follows drowning death

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Posted 16/01/2020

Another high wave and strong winds alert,on the Caribbean coast this time extending to Saturday midnight was issued by The National Civil Protection System (Sinaproc) on  Wednesday, January 15.

A 61-year-old  woman tourist has drowned in spite of earlier warnings.

According to the Office of Forecast and Meteorological Surveillance of Etesa, there are waves between 1.5  and  4 meters.

Sinaprocwarns  "to avoid reckless behavior" and recommends light boats to take safety measures. Bathers are advised to avoid entering the sea if they observe very strong waves.

They also recommend that parents keep children under surveillance.

The emergency lines are 911; 520-4429; and 520-4426

 

https://www.newsroompanama.com/news/fresh-high-waves-alert-follows-drowning-death

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