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Múltiples afectaciones se han registrado debido a las fuertes lluvias

Weather forecasts will remain unstable in the coming days, over 360 houses affected

Carlos Rumbo, general director of the National Civil Protection System (Sinaproc), announced this Thursday that the weather forecasts will remain unstable for the next few days.
Regarding the climatic conditions, the Etesa Hydrometeorology Department states that the rains will continue, however, with less intensity and we remember that we are in the month of November, it is the month that rains the most this season and we always recommend to the population do not enter neither beaches nor rivers with this rainy season, Rumbo explained.

Meanwhile, the Ministry of Housing and Territorial Planning (Miviot) announced that due to bad weather conditions, more than 360 homes have been registered that have suffered different damages, before which families have been relocated with their relatives, friends , in the headquarters the communal boards, churches and schools.

According to preliminary reports from Miviot's Directorate for National Coordination of Projects and Community Affairs (Conapro), 324 cases of houses affected by floods, 48 roof collapses, seven landslides and one due to electrical damage have been reported, the entity said.

On the other hand, the Joint Task Force (FTC) confirmed the rescue of the lifeless bodies of 5 people, 3 children and 2 adults, who were missing in the province of Chiriquí.

Faced with these effects, this Thursday humanitarian aid collection centers were enabled in the following parts of the country: the Omar Recreational Park, the Government of Coclé, the Municipality of Penonomé, the Municipality of Antón, the Emergency Operations Center of Aguadulce, the Government of Veraguas, the Sinaproc Operations Center in Panama Oeste and the Government of Chiriquí.

In addition, a delegation made up of the Ministers of Housing, Rogelio Paredes, of Government, Janaina Tewaney, of Agricultural Development, Augusto Valderrana, Public Security, Juan Pino and Rafael Sabonge of Public Works, traveled to the province of Chiriquí in order to know first-hand details of the most affected areas in the area and to meet the needs of those affected by the floods that caused the heavy rains in recent days.

The Ministry of Public Works is coordinating with the contractor companies to immediately attend to the affected roads in the province of Chiriquí, among which are the roads and bridges located in areas of high agricultural production in district communities, such as Barú, Gualaca, Bugaba, Boquete, Boquerón, Renacimiento, Tierras Altas and the Comarca Gnäbe Buglé and the roads and highways of Santa Clara, Cañas Gordas, Montelirio and Río Sereno in the district of Renacimiento.
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