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Tropical storm Nate affected more than 12 thousand Panamanians

Tropical storm Nate affected more than 12 thousand Panamanians
  • Tropical storm Nate affected more than 12 thousand Panamanians
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Director of the National Civil Protection System (SINAPROC) José Donderis delivered a balance on the effects of the tropical storm Nate in the national territory.

Donderis said that about 12,946 citizens were affected by the heavy rains. In an interview with TVN Noticias (see video), he highlighted that several areas of the Ngäbe Buglé region were in a state of emergency due to rainfalls and winds during the last days.

The Sinaproc director highlighted that some 10,000 pounds of humanitarian aid had been delivered in the most vulnerable areas. This Monday 20,000 more will be delivered.

Although the bad weather system of the tropical storm Nate has already descended, more heavy rains are expected.

Classes in the regional areas were suspended due to this fact. The Ministry of Education (Meduca) reported this week that there are three campuses very affected by rainfalls.

Donderis concluded that there is a "lack" in monitoring equipment at extreme events.

"When it comes to early warning it's going to depend on the type of event we're going to have. If you ask me if we are going to have adequate monitoring in the Tsunami formation, I will say no," he warned.

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