Wednesday, December 8, 2010

Canal Traffic Suspended due to Heavy Rain

Daryll writes:

No, I don’t have an obsession with the Panama Canal, however wanted to illustrate the amount of rain that we have encountered over the last few days.  While working on the last Blog post, Ang was watching the News and learnt that Canal traffic was halted for the first time since 1989 due to the heavy rains that have made it too dangerous for ships to navigate though the waterway. The main river and lake that the ships use to traverse the waterway reached record levels and forced authorities to cease operations today. The last time the Canal was closed was after the US invaded Panama to oust president Manuel Noriega.

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  1. Greg writes...LMFAO!! I know it's not funny cause you got stuck but I believe it was for a reason. You just have to search it out during the wait. Stay dry.. Greg and Jill.