Charter re-activated to support Panama

Floods in Central America. Image: NASA archive

The International Charter Space and Major Disasters have been activated on 21 November 2016 due to several days of heavy rain in Panama. The activation was requested by the United States Geological Survey.

The National Civil Protection System of the country (SINAPROC) issued alerts for the provinces of Chiriqui, Bocas del Toro and Veraguas and SINAPROC teams have evacuated several communities living along the Chiriqui Viejo river. According to the FloodList portal, the floods  damaged houses and forced affected people to evacuate to temporary shelters in different districts.

Meanwhile, in Costa Rica the National Emergency Commission (CNE) also declared a preventive alert for the Southern Pacific region after floods already affected some regions of the Puntarenas and Limon provinces. For more information please click here

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24/11/2016

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