Flooding, Mudslides, Trees Down In Panama City After Storm Today
Wednesday, November 14 2012 @ 09:17 PM UTC
Contributed by: Don Winner
Editor's Comment: Panama sees the heaviest rains every year in late November and early December, right before dry season kicks in. There have been reports of a taste of "dirt" in the drinking water in Panama, in areas served by the water treatment plant in Chilibre. That plant gets its raw source water from Lake Bayano, and these heavy rains cause mudslides. The dirt goes into the lake, the source water gets silted, and the water treatment plant goes offline. The exact same thing has happened at this time of year for the past two years in a row (2010 and 2011). You've been warned. There is a very good possibility that before too long, a big storm will knock that water treatment plant offline, again this year. Start buying those 5 gallon large plastic jugs of drinking water now, before they are all snapped up.