Storm leaves 7 dead, homes flooded

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TROPICAL STORM  Nate has left seven dead in Costa Rica and thousands had to be evacuated from their homes.

In neighboring  Chiriqui  falling trees and, landslides damaged at least 150 homes in Puerto Armuelle on Thursday confirmed José Donderis, director of the National Civil Protection System (Sinaproc).

In Panama City, tree falls were reported in Cerro Viento, the Bajada del Ñopo, the University of Panama, Balboa and at the Profesional School of Obaldía.

Tree falls and flooding was also reported in of Veracruz, Veraguas, and Chiriquí Grande.

[caption id="attachment_76792" align="alignleft" width="300"] Joint Task Force aids Chiriqui flood victims[/caption]

Sinaproc  has reported  floods of some tributaries in Chiriquí and  in Veraguas the River Cobre, Tibique, San Pablo, Tabasará, Santamaría, The Pavo, La Playita and Quebro.

In Bocas del Toro the  Punta Peña River, Changuinola and Sixaola are flooding. In Chiriqui: Ríos Fonseca, Chiriquí Viejo,  Caldera and Risacua overflowed.

Sinaproc advises citizens to avoid any outdoor activity and when they are aware of the occurrence of lightning to , seek shelter and warns If you have the need to cross or be on the bank of a river, be very aware of the heads of water