Contributed by: Don WinnerPanama's National Civil Protection System issued a warning today.
The Pacific coast of Panama will experience higher than normal tids as high as 17 feet, starting at 3:33 am this morning, Sunday, 10 February 2013 and lasting until 18:58 pm on Thursday, 14 February.
The General Director of the SINAPROC Arturo Alvarado advised people to take precautions for the duration of the phenomenon of the tides, and said they have staff available to respond if necessary to areas vulnerable to flooding and flood-prone areas on the Pacific, since they coincide with high tides.
He also warned coastal populations and light vessels to take precaution against the probability of large waves. (Estrella)