Emergency Message for U.S. Citizens: Tropical Storm Otto

Following is the latest ACS Message.

Emergency Message: Tropical Storm Otto
21 November 2016


U.S. Embassy Panama City alerts U.S. citizens in the Panama that a tropical storm watch associated with Tropical Storm Otto is in effect for Panama. Heavy rainfall is expected in parts of Panama over the next few days.  The combination of a dangerous storm surge along the coast with large waves could raise water levels.  Gusty winds, heavy rains, and possible flash floods and mudslides are expected to occur.  The Panamanian National System of Civil Protection (SINAPROC) has planted red flags on beaches in the Caribbean to warn the public of strong currents and waves.  On November 21, SINAPROC evacuated members of the Guanabano community in Chiriqui and transferred them to a shelter in El Majagual.  Please visit the National Weather Service’s website for updates and to follow the storm’s path.  You can also find Panama-specific information on the SINAPROC twitter page at https://twitter.com/sinaproc_panama.

2 thoughts on “Emergency Message for U.S. Citizens: Tropical Storm Otto

  1. Why no updates on Otto? It’s tearing up portobello right now ripping roofs off every where. No electricity so no one can watch the news since 7 pm yesterday. Heavy rains flooding homes but no police response? Doesn’t portobello matter?

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