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Ruta 32 Continues Closed

The Ruta 32, between San Jose and Guapiles, continues closed as work crews try to clear the debris on the road from the numerous landslides. The closure occurred on Friday when hundreds of vehicles and more than 500 people were trapped in between the landslides. The...

More than 1,100 people in shelters due to heavy rains

A total of 1,173 people have been housed in shelters due to the heavy rains that began Friday, July 13. According to explained director of risk management of the Comisión Nacional de Emergencias (CNE) National Emergencies Commission, Lorena Romero, 20 sites are open across...

Trapped: ‘Spending The Night Sleeping Next To A mountain and With Unstoppable Rain”

Silvia Chaves-Herra, 38 years old and a journalist by profession, is one of dozens who were trapped on Friday between the multiple landslides that occurred on Ruta 32 due to heavy rains that affected much of the country over the weekend. She said: "spending...

The Heavy Rains Of Friday Night (Photos)

Images of the Friday, July 13, rains from various internet sources. See the Q reports: Driver Killed When Truck Hit By Landslide On The Ruta 32 Yellow Alert: Rains Generated By High Pressure System Hit Hard Limón and Turrialba

Driver Killed When Truck Hit By Landslide On The Ruta 32

The Cruz Roja Terrestrial Search and Rescue Unit (Red Cross Land Search and Rescue) that entered the Zurqui early this Saturday morning, to assist some 200 people trapped between the landslides on the Ruta 32 between Heredia and Guapiles, found the body of a...

Yellow Alert: Rains Generated By High Pressure System Hit Hard Limón and Turrialba

The Comisión Nacional de Emergencias (CNE) - National Emergencies Commission - declared a yellow alert in nine cantons of Costa Rica this Saturday morning, due to heavy rainfall generated by a high-pressure system in the Atlantic Ocean. In Limón, Siquirres, Matina and Talamanca are on...

OIJ Confirm Body Found In Rio Sucio That of Missing Italian Businessman

The Organismo de Investigación Judicial (OIJ) confirmed the body found in Rio Sucio, in Guapiles, on the Ruta 32, is Stefano Calandrelli, the Italian businessman gone missing since May 14 The OIJ said the body was found by a motorcyclist who alerted police when he...

Painting The Lines

The Casa Presidencial website shared this photo of the crew painting the lines on the Ruta 32 on Friday. The section of the Ruta 32, between the toll station in Heredia and Rio Frio on the other side of the Zurqui, was closed Thursday and...

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