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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...

Costa Rica Economic Activity Continues to Decline

The economic slowdown recorded in October is mainly due to the adverse weather effects from tropical storm Nate, which greatly affected construction and agricultural production, says a report by the Banco Central (BCCR) - Costa Rica's Central Bank. The trend cycle series of the Monthly...

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...

Costa Rica Losses in the Agricultural Sector

84,000 hectares of crops were flooded and 67,000 kilos of trout and tilapia, 24,000 hens and about 7,000 tons of sugar were lost because of tropical storm Nate. The impact of the climate phenomenon was felt in most agricultural activities in the country, and although...

Nate Death Toll Rises To 14

The most up-to-date information from the Comisión Nacional de Emergencias (CNE) - National Emergency Commission and the Organismo de Investigación Judicial (OIJ) - Judicial Investigation Agency - has brought to 14 the number of fatalities caused by tropical storm Nate to hit the country...

“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...

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...

Repair Of Storm-damaged Aqueducts Will Be Financed With Increases In Water Rates

The repair of the storm-damaged aqueducts will be covered by increases in water rates, announced the Instituto Costarricense de Acueductos y Alcantarillados (AyA) - the water and sewer utility. The president of the AyA, Yamileth Astorga, confirmed that increases in rates will finance the repair...

81-Year-Old Man Survives Being Trapped In Mud For Two Days After Nate

An 81-year-old man spent two days buried in mud before being rescued on Saturday. Alfredo Sequeria Ondoy, a native of Pueblo Nuevo de Cuidad Cortes was trapped by the mud in his house caused by the torrential rains and mudslides from Tropical Storm Nate. The...

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...

Tropical Storm Nate Hits Costa Rica Hard: Seven Dead, Thousands In Shelters

Tropical Storm Nate has hit Costa Rica hard, especially in areas of Guanacaste were major roads have become raving rivers and hundreds of homes are under water. The government decreed a state of emergency to facilitate the channeling of resources to address the damages caused...

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