20 October 2016
Flood in Panama
|Type of Event:||Flood|
|Location of Event:||Panama|
|Date of Charter Activation:||20 October 2016|
|Time of Charter Activation:||23:27:41|
|Time zone of Charter Activation:||UTC+02:00|
|Charter Requestor:||USGS on behalf of CATHALAC|
Heavy rain has caused widespread flooding in Panama, in particular the province of Darien and Tonosi. More than 3000 people have been displaced as the National Police began to evacuate families in the worst affected areas.
Hundreds of people have been left homeless in what has been described as the worst flooding the area has experienced in years. There are also concerns that water levels in the La Villa River are very high, posing a threat to the bridge that connects Los Santos and Herrera provinces. People living near the river have been evacuated to remove them from risk.