The Government of Panama has declared a State of Environmental Emergency in the provinces of Colon, Darien, and Los Santos and in the comarcas of Guna Yala, Madugandi, Embera, Wouanaan, and Wargandi due to Hurricane Iota. Currently a Category 5 hurricane, Iota is expected to make landfall in Nicaragua and Honduras on Monday evening. Forecasts show the potential for heavy rain and possible flooding in parts of Panama.
For updated information, please check SINAPROC’s website and social media feeds and continue to monitor local media outlets. The Embassy advises all those living in at-risk areas to seek secure shelter and notify their family and friends of their safety.
In the event of an emergency, call 311 immediately.
State Department – Consular Affairs
+1 (888)407-4747 or +1 (202)501-4444
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