The Government of Panama said today that it has activated an information coordination center to assist Panamanians who are in the United States before Hurricane Florence approaches to that country.
"The Ministry of Foreign Affairs has activated the Information Coordination Center (CECODI) to assist Panamanians who are in the areas that could be affected by Hurricane Florence in the United States, particularly, North Carolina, South Carolina or Virginia," said an official statement.
The Foreign Ministry said that along with the Consulate of Panama in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, will be monitoring the progress of the hurricane "and attending consultations and reports" by calling "215-574-2994, in the United States, and from Panama city, 504-8814, 504-8825 / 36/37, Whatsapp 6671-1040 and the email [email protected]".
Hurricane Florence category 3 reduced its maximum sustained winds very slightly to 115 miles per hour (185 km / h), but not its danger, as it advances towards Las Carolinas, on the southeastern coast of the United States, where it will hit on Friday, according to the 24.00 GMT bulletin of the National Hurricane Center (NHC).
The center has warned during the day that Florence's size has "increased" and maintains its potential for "life-threatening storm surges and rains" in large areas of the southeastern US coast.
According to a probable track pattern created by the NHC, Florence's vortex will move this Wednesday through the southwest Atlantic, between Bermuda and the Bahamas, and will approach the coast of North Carolina and South Carolina on Friday.