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Flood in Panama

Thursday, 20 October 2016

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
Project Management:
CATHALAC

Description of the event

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.

Flooding on the La Villa River

Source: Sentinel-1
Acquired: 19/10/2016

Copyright: Copernicus Sentinel data (2016)
Map produced by CATHALAC

Flooding on the La Villa River

Source: Sentinel-1
Acquired: 19/10/2016

Copyright: Copernicus Sentinel data (2016)
Map produced by CATHALAC

La Villa River before the floods

Source: Sentinel-1
Acquired: 08/10/2016

Copyright: Copernicus Sentinel data (2016)
Map produced by CATHALAC