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Dos muertos por los efectos de Iota en Panamá; se acerca la onda tropical 47

Two dead from the effects of Iota in Panama; the tropical wave is coming 47

Tropical wave number 47 was, on Thursday morning, November 19, on the border between Panama and Colombia. It continues its advance towards Panama, which is causing the cloudiness that can be seen in the capital city.
For the afternoon of this Thursday, the cloudiness and rain are expected to continue with thunderstorms and moderate winds throughout the country. In the evening hours, the rains will continue in the maritime area, with the possibility of entering sectors of the provinces of Darién, Bocas del Toro and the Guna Yala region.

In a bulletin on the weather conditions in the country, the Government officially reported two fatalities, due to the effects of Iota; deaths of a minor in the Ngäbe Buglé region and a man in the province of Los Santos. Similarly, there is a missing 8-year-old child in the Soloy sector, Besikó district in the Ngäbe-Buglé region.

The National Civil Protection System (Sinaproc) also reported that it continues to monitor the situation of the rivers in the province of Veraguas, where three rivers have increased their flow due to the rains.

The critical areas – according to the latest Sinaproc report – amount to 94, of which 32 are in Chiriquí, 25 in the Ngäbe Buglé region, and 37 in the province of Veraguas.
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