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Tropical Disturbance Warnings and Floods of Early June 2018

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48-hour tropical disturbance warning

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A 48-hour  tropical disturbance warning was issued by the National Civil Protection  System (Sinaproc) on Thursday, June  7.

The storm wave is located in the Caribbean basin, between the coasts of Colombia and Venezuela,  moving at a speed of 27km / h, with the possibility of unstable atmospheric conditions for Panama, according to a report issued by ETESA Hydrometeorology.

According to the report, the increase in cloud cover is expected on the capital and surrounding areas, rains with greater intensity in the  Central provinces, Chiriquí, Darién and Bocas del Toro until the early hours of the night.

In the early hours of Friday, widespread storms are expected over the whole country, in addition to possible electric shocks in the maritime area of both coasts, with greater intensity in the Caribbean.



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Floods in Panama City

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Torrential rains in Panama on Sunday afternoon, June 10, caused flash flooding and disrupted traffic in several districts of the capital city.

The National Civil Protection System  (Sinaproc) reported floods on the Main Street of the San Antonio neighborhood, district of San Miguelito where several residences have been affected.

floods-300x174.jpgUsers of social networks announced that Juan Díaz, Campo Lindbergh, Ciudad Radial, Las Acacias  Bella Vista and Brisas del Golf have also suffered floods. In Bella Vista, parts of the RibaSmith store were flooded.

As the rain continued, Via Espana, Ricardo J. Alfaro,  Domingo Díaz,  Ave Balboa at Parque Urracá and the Frangipani were also under water.





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Rain and flood alert extended 72 hours

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The Emergency Operations Center (COE) of Panama’s Civil Protection Agency (Sinaproc) extended the weather warning alert for a further 72 hours, as a low-pressure system persists over the country and generates unstable conditions.

Sinaproc has  carried out an evaluation of 43 homes affected by flood water in the Province of Panamá West,  and have urged citizens in Panama and Panama West, to take preventive measures as the rains continue

The COE is maintaining  round the clock  monitoring and has  rescue personnel in the vulnerable areas



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