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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...

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...

Owners Who Abandoned Vehicles Trapped On The Ruta 32 Get Them Back

The Ministerio de Seguridad Pública y la Policía de Tránsito (Traffic Police), returned to their owners the some 200 vehicles abandoned by their owners trapped in between landslides generated by heavy rains in the Braulio Carrillo, of the Ruta 32. "People had to bring the...

The Heavy Rains Of Friday Night (Photos)

Images of the Friday, July 13, rains from various internet sources. See the Q reports: Driver Killed When Truck Hit By Landslide On The Ruta 32 Yellow Alert: Rains Generated By High Pressure System Hit Hard Limón and Turrialba

Driver Killed When Truck Hit By Landslide On The Ruta 32

The Cruz Roja Terrestrial Search and Rescue Unit (Red Cross Land Search and Rescue) that entered the Zurqui early this Saturday morning, to assist some 200 people trapped between the landslides on the Ruta 32 between Heredia and Guapiles, found the body of a...

Yellow Alert: Rains Generated By High Pressure System Hit Hard Limón and Turrialba

The Comisión Nacional de Emergencias (CNE) - National Emergencies Commission - declared a yellow alert in nine cantons of Costa Rica this Saturday morning, due to heavy rainfall generated by a high-pressure system in the Atlantic Ocean. In Limón, Siquirres, Matina and Talamanca are on...

Interamericana Sur Closed Due To Landslides

Following the clean up of the landslide that chocked off completely passage through the Cerro de la Muerte on the Ruta 2 on Monday and subsequent re-opening Tuesday morning, a series of landslides shut it down the Interamericana Sur Tuesday afternoon, this time at...

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...

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...

Rain Causes Landslides In Viejo Arenal, Tilaran

The rains of the last couple of days have caused a series of landslides in the area of Tilaran, in particular in the communities of Viejo Arenal and Tronadora. Early this morning, Friday, municipal work crews were working to re-open road access (ruta 142) and...

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...

Ruta 32 Once Again Closed Due To Heavy Rain

(QCOSTARICA) The heavy rain has once again caused the closure of the Ruta 32, between San Jose and Guapiles, causing landslides between kilometres 24 and 41. This is the third complete closure in the last two weeks, the first occurring on June 20. The ministerio de...

Ruta 32 Re-Opened. Traffic Between San Jose and Limon Restored.

(QCOSTARICA) The Ministerio de Obras Publicas y Transportes (MOPT), through its division the Consejo Nacional de Vialidad (Conavi), can surprise us at times, with the re-opening of the Ruta 32 this morning. The 32 had been closed since Monday when first the supports of the...

Ruta 32 Closed; Alternate Routes Also Affected

(QCOSTARICA) If your thinking of heading out to Limón from San Jose or vice versa, best to give it some serious thought, given that the Ruta 32 is closed in the area of Rio Blanco, at kilometre mark 58. The closure is expected to continue...

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