A violent storm last Thursday in Heredia damaged more than 100 roofs

Some 30 Heredia families affected by the storm last Thursday will be getting aid in form of cash to pay rent for a house and other needs, while their home is repaired.

According to the municipality, some 20 million colones will be available from the Instituto Mixto de Ayuda Social (IMAS) – the same government agency that runs the duty free shops at the airports.

The aid consists of money for rent, purchase of materials to repair or replaced damages roods, household goods, kitchen utensils and clothing.

The areas most affected by last Thursday afternoon’s violent storm were San Pablo, Los Lagos, Barreal Cubujuquí and Guararí.

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