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 […]
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 of this community are going through.
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 remain in YELLOW ALERT, the Greater Metropolitan Area (GAM) was […]
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 […]
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 it crossed Lake Nicaragua. The photos Carlos Lascarez of La Nacion […]
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 storm and Bagaces, in Guanacaste. At 8:00am Friday morning, President […]
Photos from a variety of sources, including La Nacion, CNE and Facebook.
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 […]
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 […]
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. […]
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 km north of Liberia, much further south that its passing […]
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) – national weather service, and confirmed by the National Hurricane Center in […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]