Floods and landslides left one person missing, hundreds of homes damaged in Panama

Heavy rains in Panama have caused floods and landslides in several parts of the country since June 12, 2021. Heavy rain has caused river overflows, landslides and flash floods in urban areas.

In the 24 hours to June 14, 2021, 114.5 mm of rain was recorded in Panama City and 92.5 mm in Pacora in Panama County.

The National Civil Defense Service (SINAPROC) reported that at least 400 homes were damaged in Panama City, Panama Oeste and Chiriqui provinces.

Some of the most affected areas are Tocumen and Pacora in Panama County. Air service was suspended at the international airport in Tocumen and flights were diverted to Cartagena, Colombia.

SINAPROC reported that as of June 13, 2021, one person was missing as a result of flooding in Cristobal, Colón province.

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