Flooding and Landslides Hit Panama

November 27, 2012

Heavy rainfall in Panama set off landslides that killed at least two people and prompted officials to declare a state of emergency in three districts near Panama City. The rains began on November 23 and continued through the weekend before abating on Monday evening. According to reports, more than 800 homes were flooded and at least 500 people were evacuated.

Episcopal Relief & Development has reached out to its local partners and stands ready to respond with emergency aid for housing, food and water.

The Episcopal Diocese of Panama is using the Bishop Gooden Center in Panama City as a gathering and distribution point for supplies. The Church is particularly concerned about the rural missions of Los Cañones, Lajas Lisas, Aguacate Abajo and Pueblo Nuevo.

Please pray for those who lost homes, livelihoods and loved ones during the floods and landslides, and for the Church as it ministers to impacted communities