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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,...

Nicoyan Shopkeeper Cancels Black Friday Sales and Donates Clothing for Victims Of Hurricane Otto

Q COSTA RICA by Roberto Acuña Ávalos, Vozdeguanacaste - On Friday morning, Nov. 25, news stations broadcast live reports of the destruction left by Hurricane Otto, both in Guanacaste and across the country. After seeing the news, Karen Barrantes decided that her store, Cover...

Upala, A Town In Recovery (48 Photos)

Q COSTA RICA - Almost a week after being in the eye of Hurricane Otto, the northern town of Upala is trying to get back on its feet. Following are photos from the social media and Casa Presidencial (government house) on the struggle the people...

Getting Back To Normal That Will Never Be The Same; Death Toll Now 10

Q COSTA RICA NEWS - Costa Rica continues with a RED ALERT in seven cantones (counties): Upala, Bagaces, Guatuso and Los Chiles in the north and Golfito and Corredores in the south, in the aftermath of Hurrican otto. While, two cantones, Osa and Coto Brus...

9 Deaths Confirmed From Hurricane Otto

Q COSTA RICA NEWS, SAN JOSE 7:35pm - It's been 24 hours since the eye of Hurricane Otto descended on the northern town of Upala, a community of some 45,000 that is tonight struggling to return some form of normalcy, but never again they...

UPALA, In The Eye of The Hurricane, This Friday Morning (Photos)

Q COSTA RICA NEWS - The northern town of Upala was perhaps the single most hardest hit of Hurricane Otto. This community of 45,000 people was in the eye of the storm, as Hurricane Otto made a last-minute turn after picking up speed as...

3 Dead, Dozens Missing, Costa Rica Recovering From Hurricane Otto

Q COSTA RICA NEWS SAN JOSE 9:17AM - As predicted, Hurricane Otto left Costa Rica in the early hours of this morning, but not before leave a wake of destruction, particularly in the town of Upala, in Alajuela, that was in the eye of...

The WORST of Hurricane Otto (Photos)

Photos from a variety of sources, including La Nacion, CNE and Facebook. ...

What Was San Jose Like On Thursday?

Q COSTA RICA NEWS - While the north Caribbean coast northern zone communities of San Carlos and Upala was being battered by Hurricane Otto, life in San Jose was nothing more than like any other rainy day. This photo by Juan Carlos Ulate published on...

Upala And Liberia Mayors Criticize Lack Of Support By CNE

Q COSTA RICA NEWS 8:55pm Thursday. Both the mayors of Upala and Liberia, in the northern zone and Guancaste respectively, have critized the National Emergency Commission (CNE) for focusing their work on the landfall areas and not the tail end of Hurricane Otto. Upala's mayor,...

A Weakend Otto Rapidly Moving Towards The Pacific Ocean

7:55pm Thursday. Making landfall early this morning as a Category 2, Hurricane Otto weakened rapidly as it moved across southern Nicaragua and currently making its way through northern Costa Rica. At 7:45pm, Otto is battering the largest of the populated area in its path, the...

RED ALERT EXTENDED TO GUANACASTE!

BREAKING NEWS, Costa Rica 1:37pm - President Luis Guillermo Solis just announced the extension of the RED ALERT to include the province of Guanacaste. The national weather service (IMN) confirmed that Otto, on its way to the Pacific, will be passing some 30 to 50...

Otto Makes Landfall, Downgraded To Tropical Storm

SAN JOSE 1:21PM - It was at 12:07pm that Hurricane Otto made landfall, hitting Caribbean coast of Nicaragua, some 110 km south of Bluefields or 140 km north of the Costa Rica port city of Limon, according to the Instituto Meteorológico Nacional (IMN) -...

Otto Continues To Gain Strength, Approaching Category 3

9:00am SAN JOSE - Hurricane Otto continues to gain strength, very close to being classed a Category 3 hurricane as it nears the Caribbean coast between Nicaragua's Bluefields and Costa Rica's Isla Calero. The winds at 9:00am is 175 km/h, 3 km short of a...

“This Is Not A Rainfall,” Warns Costa Rica President Solis

Q COSTA RICA NEWS - "This is not a rainfall," were the words of Costa Rica President Luis Guillermo Solis this morning following hours of early morning meetings with a group of legislators and heads of various national relief and emergency support committees. The meeting...

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...

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