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

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 25, would not profit from Black Friday. For days, the men’s […]

9 Deaths Confirmed From Hurricane Otto

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 it was. Emergency crews are working around the clock to restore […]

What Was San Jose Like On Thursday?

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 Reuters tells the story, of people walking with umbrellas. The […]

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, Juan Bosco, during a live national television broadcast had strong […]

A Weakend Otto Rapidly Moving Towards The Pacific Ocean

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 border town of Upala and moving west at 19 km/h. […]

Otto Continues To Gain Strength, Approaching Category 3

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 category 3. In the latest report by the National Hurricane […]

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

“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 at Casa Presidencial began before 7:00am. Shortly after 9:00am, President […]

Feeling The Cold?

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 service, the Instituto Meteorológico Nacional (IMN) reports temperatures from 4°C […]

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

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 the San Andres island,  with maximum sustained winds of 80 […]