Wednesday, May 05, 2021

Vista general de los destrozos tras el paso de Eta, en el distrito de Tierras Altas

24 still missing in Panama due to flooding and landslides

The Minister of Security of Panama, Juan Pino reported that the number of disappeared in Panama due to floods and landslides, as a result of the indirect effects of Hurricane Eta, dropped from 34 to 24.
The death toll remains at 17 and there are 168 isolated people in communities that have not been accessible.

While a total of 3,551 people are distributed in the 31 shelters enabled for the care of victims.

The number of flood sites dropped to 18 and landslide sites dropped to 20.

For its part, the National Civil Protection System (Sinaproc) recalled the warning due to the displacement of tropical inda # 46, towards the central Caribbean basin, forming a low pressure zone and generating unstable conditions over the country for this Wednesday 11 of November.

The Ministry of Agricultural Development (MIDA) assigned five technical teams to provide assistance to producers affected by heavy rains and to evaluate the field conditions of losses caused by Hurricane Eta in the Chirican districts of Barú, Alanje, Tierras Altas, Renaissance, and in the Comarca Nägbe Buglé.

Augusto Valderrama, Minister of Agricultural Development, said that the works will be carried out with the support of the Agricultural Cabinet and the Comptroller General of the Republic, to have real measuring instruments.

Losses in the national productive sector are estimated for about $11 million.

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