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“Red Alert” would mean extreme restrictions

(QCOSTARICA) Costa Rica is under a "yelllow alert" for the coronavirus pandemic, which, save for the cantons and districts elevated to an "orange alert", entails a vehicular restriction from 5:00 am to 10:00 pm weekdays and 7:00 pm weekends, limited commercial activity and continued...

Swollen rivers, landslides and sewer collapse due to heavy rains reported

(QCOSTARICA) As tropical wave number four makes its way through Costa Rica, it produced heavy rains from late afternoon Tuesday and well into the night in many areas around the country. Reports from communities and the National Emergency Commission (Comisión Nacional de Emergencias - CNE)...

Pacific Coast and Central Valley under “Yellow” alert

The National Emergency Commission (CNE) has issued a "yellow" alert for the entire Pacific coast (North, Central and South) and the Central Valley due to climatic conditions. The atmospheric and humid pattern over the country will generate intense rains during the afternoon and the first...

People with covid-19 affected by heavy rains will be placed in special shelters

(QCOSTARICA) People living in flood- or landslide-prone communities who are a confirmed or suspected case of COVID-19 will be placed in special shelters, with the objective to avoid a possible spread of the disease in shelters, where families are moved when their home is...

CNE changes protocols for attending to rains amid pandemic

(QCOSTARICA) The COVID-19 pandemic has prompted changes in guidelines the National Emergency Commission (CNE) response with the arrival of the hurricane season, for the protection the population. On Monday, Alexander Solís, president of the National Emergency Commission (CNE) announced that new guidelines were created for...

Yellow alert in Guanacaste and Green alert other parts of the country

The atmospheric instability presented in recent days has generated significant accumulated rainfall, especially along the Pacific, Central Valley and some sectors of the North Zone and Sarapiquí. According to the national weather system (IMN) stations, the highest amounts of rainfall (between 100 mm and 120...

San José hotel for patients with COVID-19 without ties in the country was filled in less than 10 days

The hotel rented by the National Emergency Commission (CNE) for 40 patients with COVID-19 who are not rooted in Costa Rica or without a safe place to comply with their isolation order was filled in less than 10 days. According to the CNE, the hotel...

“Green Alert” declared for rains and the proximity of tropical wave One

The National Emergencies Commission (CNE) declared a "green alert" to the increase in rainfall, at the beginning of the hurricane season in the Caribbean Sea and the approach of Tropical Wave One. The CNE experts the tropical wave to reach the Pacific and the Central...

Was it a 5.4 or 5.8? Earthquake Shakes Costa Rica Friday Night

A more than 5 magnitude earthquake shook Costa Rica Friday, at 8:40 pm, in Buenos Aires of Puntarenas, in the southern zone, near the Panama border, and the shock wave was felt even in San José. The country's two centers for earthquakes and volcanic activity...

For the first time, Costa Rica will have a “National Earthquake Simulation”

August 19 is the date, the day for the first ever National Earthquake Simulation in Costa Rica. The drill, organized by the Nacional de Emergencias (CNE) will be at 10 am with more than a million people participating. "There have been many regional, cantonal, and...

“Earthquakes Cannot Be Predicted” Warns RSN

The Red Sismológica Nacional (RSN:UCR-ICE) - National Seismic Network - is warning not to take seriously an unknown source message has circulating on the social networks stating that there will be a high-magnitude earthquake in Costa Rica in the next few days. "We must clarify...

Green Alert For Central Valley

The Comisión Nacional de Emergencias (CNE) - National Emergency Commission - declared on Sunday a green alert for the Central Valley for heavy rains and thunderstorms. The alert is to continue today Monday. The alert came after many rivers, streams, creeks and culverts in the...

Rains will arrive late to the Central Valley, Guanacaste and North

It's almost April and that means getting ready for the rains that traditionally start by mid-May. However, for this 2019, the "rainy season" will arrive "late and uneven" for the Central Valley, Guanacaste and Zona Norte (northern region). Also, temperatures this year are expected to...

Heavy rains cause floods & landslides In Central Pacific (Photos)

During the night Thursday and early morning of this Friday, 12 shelters were set up for around 700 people affected by the rains and floods. Alexander Solis, president of the National Commission of Emergencies (CNE) said that in the last hours there have been heavy...

Rain, Rian, And Even More Rain!

It is October, the worst month of the rainy season. The Comisión Nacional de Emergencias (CNE) calls to be alert for the passage of tropical wave #39 that is currently over Costa Rica, that is expected to dump lots of rain in the coming...

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;...

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...

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...

Lots of Rain and Cool, Landslides and Flooding

September and October are the months for the worst of the rainy season, where the rains are intense and temperature a few degrees cooler than the rest of the year. Few communities are spared during the rainy season. Flooding caused by rising rivers and landslides...

Emergency Commission Declares Countrywide “Green” Alert Due To Weather

The Comision Nacional de Emergencias (CNE) - National Emergency Commission, has declared a "green" alert for the entire country as the tenth tropical wave of the year hovers over Costa Rica. Most affected by this weather condition are the North, Central and South Pacific areas,...

Maduro Regime Refuses to Schedule Regional Elections Required by Constitution

he Maduro regime has tried to delay holding regional elections, over fears that they will lose (El Politico).TODAY VENEZUELA / Although the National Electoral Council of Venezuela (CNE) announced that regional elections would take place in the first quarter of 2017, the body has...

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