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Report more than 5,000 people affected by the rains in Panama

Sinaproc indicated in its report that the largest number of affected is found in the province of Bocas del Toro.

For this Saturday, July 24, the National Civil Protection System ( Sinaproc ) reported through a report that throughout the country there are approximately 5 thousand 495 people affected by the recent rains.

The provinces with the highest number of affected are Bocas del Toro with an approximate of 5,405; Veraguas follows with 31; Chiriquí, 22; Herrera 21, and Coclé with 15 people affected by the heavy rains last Friday.

So far, Bocas del Toro has a total of 327 sheltered in Almirante and Changuinola, who are receiving medical care and food from the Joint Task Force.

In Bocas del Toro there have been 27 rescues of people trapped by rising rivers and floods.

In the provinces of Bocas del Toro, Chiriquí, Veraguas and Herrera there are approximately 1,095 homes affected by the floods.

It should be noted that on Friday night in Veraguas, Soná, the overflow of the San Andrés River was reported. Rescuers from this province moved to assist the community.

Meanwhile, collaborators and volunteers from Sinaproc in Coclé traveled to various points in the northern area of ​​Penonomé and Antón for the evacuation of some fifteen families.

In Coclé, 3 landslides were reported and 5 in the province of Bocas del Toro.

In addition, 22 trees have fallen on roads throughout the national territory. Panama Oeste registers the highest number with a figure of 13 attentions.

Through the Technical Board, coordination actions are maintained to continue bringing humanitarian aid to the hundreds of affected families.

Impacts in figures

• 5 thousand 495 people affected throughout the country
• 27 people rescued in Bocas del Toro
• 1,095 homes affected by the floods in Bocas del Toro, Veraguas, Chiriquí, Herrera and Coclé.
• In Coclé, 3 landslides were reported and 5 in the province of Bocas del Toro.

Weather conditions for the next few days

According to the Forecasting and Surveillance Management of the Electric Transmission Company SA (ETESA) there will be instability in the weather until Monday, July 26, due to the interaction of a low pressure system and the passage of the tropical wave 19.

The Sinaproc also warned that there will be maximum tide until July 28, 2021.

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