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Natural Disasters Such as Otto and Nate Left Losses of More Than ¢400 Billion Colones

According to data from the Comisión Nacional de Emergencias (CNE) - National Emergency Commission, total losses due to the Hurricane Otto almost two years ago, amounted to ¢130 billion colones, while Tropical Storm Nate last October required an investment of around ¢309 billion colones,...

New Meteorological Radar Will Detect Volcanic Ash, Heavy Rain and Hail in Diameter of 120 Km

The new radar of the national weather service, the N Instituto Meteorológico Nacional (IMN) will detect in real time the threats from heavy rains in a diameter of 120 kilometers. Its instruments will also alert on the presence and direction of volcanic ash, as well...

Storm Alberto Hits Cuba Hard

Four people have been killed and damages to the infrastructure in Cuba, as a result of flooding from rainfall which accompanied Tropical Storm Alberto. Bridges were washed away and roads damaged leaving about 60,000 people without electricity and causing several communities to be isolated. Interior...

What impact would a category 5 have in a city like San Jose, Costa Rica?

I am a great fan (reader) of Quora. Sometimes I spend way too much time there, but a heck of a lot better than the time I spend (waste) on Facebook. Many of the questions are silly, but it is fun to read some of...

Journalists Once Again Arrested in Cuba, Now for Reporting on Hurricane Irma Preparations

(TODAY CUBA) Raúl Castro’s dictatorship in Cuba arrested independent journalists who were trying to report on Hurricane Irma this week. When they were arrested, Maykel Gonzalez Vivero and Carlos Alejandro Rodríguez had been trying to report on the arrival of Hurricane Irma, interviewing people on the island about their...

Deadly quake, Hurricane Katia a one-two punch for Mexico

JUCHITAN, Mexico (AP) — One of the most powerful earthquakes ever recorded in Mexico and a raging hurricane dealt a devastating one-two punch to the country, killing at least 61 people as workers scrambled to respond to the twin national emergencies. The 8.1 quake off...

Hurricane Katia Kills 3 as it Moves Towards Mexico

(TELESURTV) Three people have been killed in Mexico as rains caused by the approaching Hurricane Katia caused landslides in the state of Oaxaca. "An adult woman and two children under four and 12 years of age died in a mudslide in the town of Palo...

How Will Hurricane Irma Affect Costa Rica?

As Hurricane Irma makes its way through the Caribbean and Floridians ready for Irma's potential landfall, how will it affect Costa Rica? Although Hurricane Irma will not directly impact Costa Rica, experts say the Central and South Pacific regions will most likely be affected by...

Venezuela to Donate $5 Million to Harvey Victims in Texas

Houston residents trudge through floodwaters. | Photo: AFP Venezuelan Foreign Minister Jorge Arreaza has announced that the South American country will be donating US$5 million to help with recovery efforts in areas devastated by Harvey, particularly Houston and Corpus Christi, Texas. “Let’s not allow war or...

HURRICANE WATCH ISSUED FOR COSTA RICA AND SOUTHERN NICARAGUA

...Otto To Become Hurricane Today... Q COSTA RICA NEWS - The US National Hurricane Center, based in Miami, changed its forecast and said that Tropical Storm Otto will become a Hurricane "this Tuesday," and not Wednesday, as announced on Monday. The call continues for a voluntary...

Feeling The Cold?

Q COSTA RICA NEWS - The Tropical Storm, that turned to a Tropical Depression and later today to become a Hurricane that promises more rain in Costa Rica, brought a drop in temperatures, mainly in the lower parts of the Central Valley. The national weather...

Slow-Strengthening Tropical Depression Expected To Convert To Hurricane And Hit Costa Rica On Wednesday

Q COSTA RICA NEWS - Tropical Depression Sixteen will become a Hurricane Otto on Wednesday heading into the northeastern part of Costa Rica and southeastern Nicaragua, says the U.S. based National Hurricane Centre (NHC). The almost-stationary storm is about 282 kilometres (175 miles) east-southeast of...

Costa Rica is a Hurricane-free Zone

TICO BULL - To all my friends and family up north, I am fine. In Costa Rica we don't get hurricanes. The concern was over the news of Ericka sweeping through the Caribbean, hovering over Puerto Rico, dumping rain on Hispaniola, drenching Haiti and the...

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