The National Civil Protection System of Panama ( Sinaproc ) issued a warning of surveillance due to rains due to the interaction of Tropical Wave # 19 with a low pressure system and the Intertropical Convergence Zone in the national territory until Monday, July 26 of 2021.
According to meteorological reports from ETESA's Hydrometeorology, moderate to heavy rains are expected over the country.
In addition, the Sinaproc declared a green alert in the provinces of Chiriquí, Veraguas, the Azuero peninsula, the Ngäbe-Buglé region, and the downstream coast of the province of Colón due to the significant amounts of rainfall registered in the last hours; and a yellow alert in Bocas del Toro where floods have been registered.
The green alert is a warning of prevention and monitoring that is issued when there is the possibility of the occurrence of an event that puts the population at risk, while the yellow one is declared when an adverse event becomes imminent and the first force of mobilization to the affected areas or sectors.
For this Saturday, July 24 and Sunday, July 25, an increase in the speed of the winds on the Pacific slope is expected, with amounts between 40 to 80 millimeters.
Sinaproc recommended that the population follow the rules of the authorities and rescuers in general:
- To be pending in the updates of the notices and meteorological bulletins that the Direction of Hydrometeorology emits of the states of the weather.
Avoid carrying out any activity outdoors, in the presence of electrical activity.
- Take precautionary measures and reminds them that under bad weather conditions there may be flooding of tributaries or streams, gusts of winds, frequent or occasional electrical activity.