A warning issued for maximum tides in the Pacific
The Sinaproc warns that the maximum tides in the Panamanian Pacific could reach the height of about 16.4 feet (4.99 meters) from October 20 to 23.
This Tuesday the National Civil Protection System of Panama ( Sinaproc ) issued a warning of prevention (surveillance and monitoring), given the maximum tides that will occur in the Panamanian Pacific in the coming days.
"The maximum tides that will reach the height of about 16.4 feet (4.99 meters) will be recorded from 3:30 am, on Wednesday, October 20, 2021, until 5:38 pm, on Saturday, October 23, 2021," says the Sinaproc statement.
The National Emergency Operations Center (COEN) also warned that if heavy rains and peak tides coincide, floods could occur, mainly in the coastal areas of the country.
Among the prevention measures recommended by Sinaproc are the following:
- Avoid activities on the Pacific coast.
- Artisanal fishermen must use navigation equipment and personal flotation devices (life jackets).
To report any situation, Sinaproc recommends calling the emergency lines: 520-4429 / 9-1-1.