At least 200 families were hit by weekend storms 

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At least 200 families were affected by the overflow of rivers, during the weekend due to heavy rains in the Ngäbe Buglé, Chiriquí, Veraguas, and East Panama regions, reports the National Civil Protection System (Sinaproc).

Personnel from the agency were in different sectors of the country carrying out evaluations and delivering humanitarian aid to hundreds of families affected by heavy rains, winds, and storms that caused rivers and streams to overflow.

Carlos Rumbo, General Director of Sinaproc, reported that the Green Alert notice is maintained throughout the country under warning of the cyclonic effects induced by tropical storm IAN.

Sinaproc keeps informing the population through prevention notices and alerts, since the country is in the rainiest months and added to this the hurricane season and when a tropical storm develops, it always leaves indirect effects on Central America  The National Emergency Operations Center, indicates that there were 200 homes affected; of these 60, in the Ngäbe Buglé region; 25, in Veraguas; 25, in Chiriquí and about 90, in East Panama (villages Las Garzas and Pacora).