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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,...

Storm Alberto Hits Cuba Hard

Four people have been killed and damages to the infrastructure in Cuba, as a result of flooding from rainfall which accompanied Tropical Storm Alberto. Bridges were washed away and roads damaged leaving about 60,000 people without electricity and causing several communities to be isolated. Interior...

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...

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...

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...

Red Alert Declared For Pacific, Central Valley and Northern Zone

The National Emergencies Commission ( Comisión Nacional de Emergencias - CNE) declared a red alert for the entire Pacific coast, Central Valley and northern zone and a yellow alert in the Caribbean due to the influence of the tropical depression number 16 that over...

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 Kills 4, Panama Closes Schools, Government Offices

TODAY PANAMA NEWS – Tropical Storm Otto, how a full blown Hurricane, has caused four deaths in Panama and widespread damage from floods landslides and falling trees brought on by heavy rains and high winds. Two victims died in a mudslide, a girl drowned in...

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...

Costa Rica is a Hurricane-free Zone

TICO BULL - To all my friends and family up north, I am fine. In Costa Rica we don't get hurricanes. The concern was over the news of Ericka sweeping through the Caribbean, hovering over Puerto Rico, dumping rain on Hispaniola, drenching Haiti and the...

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