Prevention notice issued until Friday for maximum tides in the Pacific
Maximum tides of 16.6 feet in height (5.05 meters) are expected as of this Tuesday, September 21, according to Sinaproc.
The National Civil Protection System ( Sinaproc ) issued a warning for the prevention of maximum tides in the Panamanian Pacific in the coming days.
Starting at 3:57 am on Tuesday, September 21, maximum tides of 16.6 feet in height (5.05 meters) are expected. This warning will be extended until 5:48 am next Friday, September 24.
In addition, Sinaproc issued a warning for prevention of rains over the region.
In this sense, the National Emergency Operations Center (COEN) warned that if the rains and peak tides coincide, floods could occur, mainly in the coastal areas of the country.
Given these warnings, Sinaproc, as a preventive measure, recommended:
- Avoid doing activities in coastal areas.
- Use navigation equipment and personal flotation devices (life jackets) in case of artisanal fishing.
- If you live near coastal areas, be aware of tides that can endanger your life and cause flooding.
According to the Directorate of Hydrometeorology of the Electric Transmission Company (Etesa), SA, these atmospheric conditions are due to the consecutive passage of tropical waves, which will be interacting with the low pressure systems of "our region".