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Flood in Panama

Thursday, 09 December 2010

Type of Event:
Floods, Landslides
Location of Event:
Date of Charter Activation:
Charter Requestor:
USGS on behalf of SINAPROC/Panama
Project Management:
CATHALAC - Centro del Agua del Trópico Húmedo para América Latina y el Caribe

Description of the event

Disastrous flooding and landslides in Panama caused by rains that have continued unabated for the past few weeks (caused by the same phenomenon which has caused devastating flooding and landslides in neighbouring Colombia and Venezuela).

The country is on “red - alert” and the flooding and landslides has caused suspension of operations of the Panama canal, a first in the Canals 95 - year history.