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Yellow Alert For South Pacific; Intense Rains Expected

The Comisión Nacional de Emergencias (CNE) - national emergency comission -  raised the from green to yellow the alert status in the Central Pacific and South Pacific because there are about 130 reports of flooding. To a lesser extent, the warning includes th Central Pacific...

Thursday Rains Cause Floods In Quepos, Golfito, Osa and Perez

While in the Central Valley, for the most part, there was sun and clear skies, it was different in communities such as Pérez Zeledón, Quepos, Golfito and the Osa Peninsula, Thursday afternoon reporting heavy rains and flooding. Photos from the Comision Nacional...

512 People Still In Shelters; More Heavy Rain Starting This Afternoon

A total of 512 people are still in shelters following the flooding and damage caused by the tropical storm that hit area of the Pacific coast in Guanacaste and Puntarenas. While residents of those areas, in particular, Jicaral and Paquera, the hardest hit, work to...

Three dead and one missing due to the rains (photos & video)

The persistent rains of the last two days have caused in Nicaragua the death of three people, dragged by rivers grown in Jinotega, Boaco and Siuna. A missing person was also reported. The precipitations has continued for more than 48 hours non-stop, have saturated soils...

Heavy rains cause floods & landslides In Central Pacific (Photos)

During the night Thursday and early morning of this Friday, 12 shelters were set up for around 700 people affected by the rains and floods. Alexander Solis, president of the National Commission of Emergencies (CNE) said that in the last hours there have been heavy...

Rain, Rian, And Even More Rain!

It is October, the worst month of the rainy season. The Comisión Nacional de Emergencias (CNE) calls to be alert for the passage of tropical wave #39 that is currently over Costa Rica, that is expected to dump lots of rain in the coming...

Floods Force 600 Colombians to Evacuate in Antioquia

The Ituango plant became at risk on April 28 after an “unpredictable geological condition” that caused a massive landslide, covering up the waters below. The officials are compiling a registry of people who have been affected by flooding. | Photo: @RiosVivosCol / @elcarlosjuan The rising level...

“Aguaceros” (Rains) Back This Weekend After A Week Of Dry Season Conditions

It's been a week and not a drop of rain in the Central Valley and Pacific coast, the dry season conditions caused by a high-pressure system over the Atlantic Ocean. But don't put away the galoshes just yet, typical October rains will be back by...

Clogged Storm Sewers Caused Floods In Different Communities of Santa Ana

Many of the flooding problems during the rainy reason is due to clogged storm sewers. Litter accumulating in the storm sewers and drains and the inability - in some cases to even bother - by the municipality to keep them clean can quickly become an...

Nothing Escaped Nate!

Nothing escaped Nate! Floods, rivers overflowing their banks, houses destroyed, families uprooted, schools closed, roads and bridges damaged or destroyed and farms and plantations under water. Some areas worse than others.  In total, the rains are the cause of eight deaths, more than 7,000...

Tropical Storm Nate Hits Costa Rica Hard: Seven Dead, Thousands In Shelters

Tropical Storm Nate has hit Costa Rica hard, especially in areas of Guanacaste were major roads have become raving rivers and hundreds of homes are under water. The government decreed a state of emergency to facilitate the channeling of resources to address the damages caused...

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...

Over 70% of Cuba’s Power Restored After Hurricane Irma

(TODAY CUBA) Over 70 percent of Cuba’s electrical power has been restored in the wake of Hurricane Irma, Prensa Latina reported. The hurricane, which rocked the island nation’s northern coast earlier this month, left vast areas without power for days. Cuba’s National Electric System, the country’s...

Heavy Rains Flood Downtown San Jose; Landslide In Desamparados

The heavy rains of Wednesday afternoon once again flooded areas of downtown San Jose, the Hatillos, San Sebastian and Cañada del Sur. On the south side of San Jose, in Desamparados, a landslide... In San Jose, in the downtown area of Chinatown once again became...

It Got Worse. The Chilimate-Vuelta Kooper Floods On Friday Also.

On Wednesday, the Ministry of Transport (MOPT) inaugurated the Chilamate (Saripiqui) - Vuelta Kooper (San Carlos) road. On Thursday it flooded. But the flooding is not more than 15 minutes, said the MOPT. On Friday, it flooded again. Worse than Thursday and a lot longer...

Road Between Chilamate – Vuelta Kooper Floods One Day After Inauguration

  It was on Wednesday that the Government of Luis Guillermo Solis inaugurated the new road between Bajos de Chilamate ien Sarapiquí and Vuelta de Kooper in San Carlos, providing a shorter access to the Puerto Limon. And today, the day after its inauguration, that the...

The Aftermath in Caldera

The aftermath of the tide flooding Caldera. Photo is of the section of the Pacific coastal road connecting the Interamericana norte to the Ruta 27 and prone to high tide and strong waves. See our report "High Tide Floods Caldera" here.

High Tide Floods Caldera

The Comisión Nacional de Emergencias (CNE) - National Emergency Commission - reported 27 families in Caldera were affected Monday by the high tide on Monday. The high tide began rising at 4:00 am Monday and within minutes had flooded the low lying area of the...

After The Storm

During the rainy season (May to November) as we that live in Costa Rica know well, it doesn't rain everywhere, or now due to climate change every day, but when it does, it does. For example, on Tuesday morning the residents of the community of...

Cold Front and Wind Gusts Up to 100 km/h With Us Until Wednesday

Q COSTA RICA - Wind gusts of up to 100 km/h associated with a cold front gripping the country are responsible for the fall of at least 17 trees and damage to homes in areas such as Heredia centre, San Isidro (Heredia), Cartago, Pacayas,...

Woman Tosses Baby Inside A Bag To Save It From The Flood

Q COSTA RICA NEWS - With faith in her heart, a woman tossed her neighbour's baby inside a bag to save it from the floods. "Señor (God): if the baby is yours, take it, and if it is ours, save it," was the plea by...

Last Hurrah: Heavy Rains Cause Floods In Many Areas In The Southern Zone

Q COSTA RICA NEWS - Heavy rains in the last two days have flooded homes and villages in the southern zone. Areas like Puerto Jiménez, Rincón, Golfito and Pavones were the most affected. Other areas affected by the rains include Finca Coto, Ciudad Neily...

Low Pressure System Blamed For The All Night Rain Causing Flooding in Many Areas

(QCOSTARICA) A total 40 rooms at the Playa Tambor hotel got were flooded Monday night due to heavy rains and a creek overflowing its banks. The report by La Nacion says the information comes from the Fire Department (Bomberos) and Red Cross (Cruz Roja) stations...

In Guacanaste, The NEW Cañas-Liberia Road Floods With Heavy Rains

by Wilberth Villalobos Castrillo, Vozdeguanacaste.com - Three months after the Cañas-Liberia highway began to be used, some sections are flooding due to clogging of drainage along the roadway. The situation affects Bagaces, Cañas and Liberia, whose mayors blame the National Highway Council (CONAVI- Consejo Nacional...

Traffic Chaos Has Grown In the Greater San Jose Area, But You Can Help

QCOSTARICA - There is no question about it, traffic chaos is part of everyday life in Greater Metropolitan Area (GAM) of San Jose. And with the arrival of the rains, the large volume of vehicles, crashes and a collapsed in the road infrastructure the...

The Weather Continues To Batter Limon

(QCOSTARICA) Several communities in the province of Limon continue to be battered by heavy rains. In some places like Gali, Cuatro Millas and Manguita, the water is up to a metre high. In Matina and Estrada, the raging waters broke through the dykes, flooding at...

Director of CNE Dismissed In The Middle of Emergency Efforts In The Caribbean

(QCOSTARICA) Few details were available when President Luis Guillermo Solis confirmed this morning the dismissal of the director of the National Emergency Commission (Comisión Nacional de Emergencias - CNE), Edgar Ruiz, knee-deep in the midst of the emergency caused by the heavy rains in...

National Emergency Declared in the Caribbean, Turrialba and Sarapiqui Areas

(QCOSTARICA) President Luis Guilldermo Solis yesterday declared a state of emergency in eight cantones of the Caribbean coast and Northenr Zone to due the extensive damages caused by the heavy rains in recent days. The cantones to benefit from the declaration are Limón, Talamanca, Matina,...

145 Communities and 458 In Shelters Due To Heavy Rains in Northern Zone and Caribbean

  (QCOSTARICA) The rain in the Northern Zone and north Caribbean coast since late Saturday night, caused the Sarapiquí, Puerto Viejo and Tigre rivers to overflow their banks, flood homes and force more than 400 people to shelters. The national weather service, the Institutio Meteorologico...

Weatherman Confirms Presence of El Niño Affecting Costa Rica

(QCOSTARICA) -- Costa Rica's national weather service, the Instituto Meteorológico Nacional (IMN) confirmed today (Wednesday) that the country is under the influence of the El Niño. Werner Stolz, head of forecasts for the IMN, said the phenomenon has been an evolution that started last year...

Heavy Weekend Rain Flooded 120 Homes In Caribbean

(QCOSTARICA) The downpoursbetween Saturday and Sunday in the Caribbean and northern area of the country caused the flooding of at least 120 homes in the province of Limon. According to the Comisión Nacional de Emergencias (CNE) - national emergency commission - they responded to 24...

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