Weather alert continues, after 2 deaths, floods, falling trees

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Two people were drowned and  79 homes affected by floods, falling trees or landslides following the passage of tropical wave No.17 on Saturday, July 13  in various sectors of the country.

The  Civil Protection System (Sinaproc)  which had issued an alert on Friday reported that a 40-year-old man drowned while attempting to rescue his small son who was being dragged by waves. on the beach of Ensenada de San Carlos

Another person  drowned  in  the Santa María River, in Veraguas

Sinaproc has repeated its prevention warning which remains in effect until midnight on Sunday, July 14.

In the New Mexico sector, Chilibre district, 15 houses were affected by floods. Sinaproc said the flooding was due to the sewer system collapsing, which caused the water to enter about three feet inside the houses.

In Río Alejandro, Colón, a gustnado [a, short-lived, low-level, temporary storm cloud t lifted  the roofs of two houses

In Hato Montaña, Cerro Castilla and Cerro Silvestre in Arraiján, three houses were affected by falling trees.  Another five trees fell on roads and sidewalks in the provinces of Colón and Panamá Oeste.