Heavy rain in Panamá has caused floods and landslides in several parts of the country since 12 June 2021.
The heavy rain caused rivers to overflow, landslides and flash flooding in urban areas. In 24 hours to 14 June 2021, Panama City recorded 114.5 mm of rain and Pacora in Panamá District recorded 92.5 mm.
The National Civil Protection System (SINAPROC) reported at least 400 homes have been damaged across Panama, Panamá Oeste and Chiriquí Provinces. Some of the hardest hit areas are Tocumen and Pacora in Panamá District. Flight traffic was suspended at the international airport at Tocumen and flights were diverted to Cartagena, Colombia.
SINAPROC reported one person was missing in floods in Cristóbal in the province of Colón as of 13 June 2021.
[VÍDEO] Inundada la Vía España, próximo al Doit Center, de Río Abajo precaución en esta ruta. pic.twitter.com/BvAITh0CBG
— Tráfico Panamá (@TraficoCPanama) June 13, 2021
Lluvias dejan afectaciones en unas 400 casas. @sinaproc_panama comunica que debido a las fuertes lluvias de este domingo se registraron inundaciones, desprendimientos de techos, deslizamientos de tierra, desbordamientos de ríos y una persona desaparecida #Radiopanama #Panama pic.twitter.com/SyZv02Svn4
— Radio Panamá (@radiopanama) June 14, 2021
— Radio Reforma ¡Se Oye¡ (@reformaseoye) June 14, 2021
— TVN Noticias (@tvnnoticias) June 14, 2021