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Wednesday, April 16 2014 @ 03:19 AM EDT

Strong Electrical Storm Blasts Panama City - Trees Down, Roofs Blown Off

WeatherA storm with high electrical activity and wind gusts of 25 knots is whipping the nation's capital, with fallen trees being reported in Punta Pacifica, Mañanitas, Pueblo Nuevo, and Clayton, and roofs being blown off of houses in Santa Isabel, Chepo, according to the Director of the National Civil Protection System, Arturo Alvarado. Alvarado also said the 911 Emergency Service reported falling power lines and a girl was affected in Chilibre, but this could not yet be verified. Previously it had been reported that in El Progreso in Alcalde Diaz a woman said water is entering her residence. Alvarado said the storm is appropriate to the season, and according to the Hydrometeorological Station of ETESA it will continue for six hours. Alvarado reported in the Guna Yala district there was a slight tremor of 3.1 on the Richter scale which was harmless. (TVN)

Editor's Comment: This photo of the tree down blocking the road in Punta Pacifica was sent in by a reader (thanks).

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