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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,...

President Solis Holidays In Spain After Asking Ticos To Visit Areas Affected by Nate

In a classic 'Do as I say, not as I do', after asking Ticos (Costa Ricans) to "turistear" (visit) areas affected by tropical storm Nate to boost the local economy, President Luis Guillermo Solis and family headed for Spain for the holidays, despite his...

Eight Towns In Quepos and Tarrazú Remain Isolated Almost A Month After Nate

It's been almost a month since Nate hit Costa Rica. And eight towns of Quepos and Tarrazú continue isolated as if it were the first days of the disaster. The communities are: Cerritos, La Gallega, Santa Juana, Cotos, Paso Real, Parcelas de Cerritos, in Quepos;...

Coast Guard Continues To Provide Drinking Water To Communities Affected By Nate

In La Cruz, Guancaste, the Coast Guard continues to supply drinking water to communities affected by tropical storm Nate. In the photos provided on the Ministerio de Seguridad Publica (MSP) Facebook page, officers of the Puerto Mora Coast Guard station in La Cruz, ontinue to...

Low Pressure System Places Pacific Coast and Central Valley On Alert

Though expected to be nothing like Nate, a low-pressure system will affect the country over the next couple of days, enough for the Comisión Nacional de Emergencias (CNE) - national emergencies commission - to raise the alert from green to yellow for eight cantons...

“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...

United States Reaches Out To Costa Rica

The United States government, through the U.S. Embassy in San Jose, is in solidarity with the Costa Ricans affected by the passage of tropical storm Nate and is donating US$150,000 to support with the expenses of helicopter flights for the distribution of humanitarian supplies...

Red Cross Calls On People To Keep Donating

The Cruz Roja (Costa Rican Red Cross) thanked donors for their support to those in need, affected by tropical storm Nate. However, the institution did call on its 121 local committees to ensure donations are of good quality and useful for the victims. This after...

You Too Can Help Those Affected By Nate

You can help all the people affected by tropical storm Nate by visiting the Televisora de Costa Rica (Teletica channel 7) central office in La Sabana, to make your donation. From 7:00 am to 6:00 pm, in this second day, Wednesday, the parking lot in...

New Tropical Wave Could Affect The Country This Coming Weekend

The month of October is the worst of the rainy season. Typical forecasts are rain, rain, and more rain. The difference this year is, even more, rain than usual. As the country recovers from the effects of tropical storm Nate, a new tropical wave (number...

Damages Over Nate Expected To Fuel New Increases In Food Prices

An expected lower supply of vegetables, some fruits, meats and dairy products due to damage caused by Tropical Storm Nate to crops and livestock could mean higher food prices as early as next month. According to the information published this Friday (Oct. 6) by the...

Nate Leaves 10 Dead, 8 Missing and Severe Damage Across The Country

As the rains across the country dimish and the groundwater recedes, the impact of Tropical Storm Nate are now more evident: collapsed roads and bridges, unstable slopes, houses razed to the ground and thousands of people having to take refuge in shelters. The Organismo de...

Nate Wreaks Havoc From Coast to Coast In Nicaragua

Moving up from Costa Rica, Tropical Storm Nate’s arrival in Nicaragua followed two weeks of near-constant rain that had left the ground saturated and rivers are swollen. Nicaragua authorities placed the whole country on alert. Flooding, evacuations, disappearances (of people), nervousness has the entire country...

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...

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