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Death toll rises to 99 at Guatemala volcano

ESCUINTLA, Guatemala - Guatemala's National Institute of Forensic Sciences has raised the death toll from Sunday's eruption of the Fuego volcano to 99. The institute said Wednesday that 28 of the recovered bodies have been identified. The super-heated debris that buried victims Sunday left many...

Lots of Rain and Cool, Landslides and Flooding

September and October are the months for the worst of the rainy season, where the rains are intense and temperature a few degrees cooler than the rest of the year. Few communities are spared during the rainy season. Flooding caused by rising rivers and landslides...

San Jose Will Undergo Earthquake Drill To Test Emergency Response

Traffic congestion (presas in Spanish) will be more than usual this morning in downtown San Jose with the planned earthquake drill in the capital city that involves 60,000 people and 43 public and private institutions. Starting at 10:00 am, the drill (simulacro in Spanish) simulates...

Transport Authorities Announce Evacuation Map From Turrialba Volcano

QCOSTARICA - The Ministerio de Obras Públicas y Transportes (MOPT) - Ministry of Transport, announced eight evacuation routs in case of an emergency at the Turrialba volcano. The routes are to allow residents and visitors to the areas of La Pastora, Alto Victoria, Pavones, Cimarrones,...

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