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Ten cantons at “unprecedented risk” from COVID-19 and winter

(QCOSTARICA) This year, a group of cantons in the country will have to take extreme measures to safeguard their population from the COVID-19 pandemic and the emergencies associated with the rainy season. According to an investigation by the State of the Nation Program (PEN), said...

New tropical wave will bring heavy downpours starting this Monday

(QCOSTARICA) Heavy downpours, strong winds, and lightning are expected to start this Monday with the arrival of tropical wave number six. The passage of the last wave produced havoc in certain sectors of the country, which was barely recovering from the heavy rains and instability...

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...

Quepos and Parrita under water; heavy rains affected many areas Monday

(QCOSTARICA) The cantons of Parrita and Quepos are two of the most affected after the heavy downpours during the Monday afternoon and evening. Residents assure that more than 300 houses have been affected, as the tide and rivers came together in these sectors, so the...

Heavy rains hit the Southern Zone

The Comisión Nacional de Emergencias (CNE) - National Emergency Commission - declared a yellow alert for the South Pacific and green alert for the Central Pacific, North Pacific, North Zone, and Central Valley, as a result of the impact of the latest rains. The president...

600 Children In Limon Missed School On Monday Due To Flooding From Downpours

The downpours since Sunday night in Limón left kept some 600 children in La Colina away from school on Monday because of flooding. The same thing happened with the students at the school in Limoncito. Other "barrios (neighborhoods) such as Envaco and Juan Pablo Segundo were...

Yellow Alert For South Pacific; Intense Rains Expected

The Comisión Nacional de Emergencias (CNE) - national emergency comission -  raised the from green to yellow the alert status in the Central Pacific and South Pacific because there are about 130 reports of flooding. To a lesser extent, the warning includes th Central Pacific...

Thursday Rains Cause Floods In Quepos, Golfito, Osa and Perez

While in the Central Valley, for the most part, there was sun and clear skies, it was different in communities such as Pérez Zeledón, Quepos, Golfito and the Osa Peninsula, Thursday afternoon reporting heavy rains and flooding. Photos from the Comision Nacional...

512 People Still In Shelters; More Heavy Rain Starting This Afternoon

A total of 512 people are still in shelters following the flooding and damage caused by the tropical storm that hit area of the Pacific coast in Guanacaste and Puntarenas. While residents of those areas, in particular, Jicaral and Paquera, the hardest hit, work to...

Three dead and one missing due to the rains (photos & video)

The persistent rains of the last two days have caused in Nicaragua the death of three people, dragged by rivers grown in Jinotega, Boaco and Siuna. A missing person was also reported. The precipitations has continued for more than 48 hours non-stop, have saturated soils...

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...

Floods Force 600 Colombians to Evacuate in Antioquia

The Ituango plant became at risk on April 28 after an “unpredictable geological condition” that caused a massive landslide, covering up the waters below. The officials are compiling a registry of people who have been affected by flooding. | Photo: @RiosVivosCol / @elcarlosjuan The rising level...

“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...

Clogged Storm Sewers Caused Floods In Different Communities of Santa Ana

Many of the flooding problems during the rainy reason is due to clogged storm sewers. Litter accumulating in the storm sewers and drains and the inability - in some cases to even bother - by the municipality to keep them clean can quickly become an...

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...

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...

Over 70% of Cuba’s Power Restored After Hurricane Irma

(TODAY CUBA) Over 70 percent of Cuba’s electrical power has been restored in the wake of Hurricane Irma, Prensa Latina reported. The hurricane, which rocked the island nation’s northern coast earlier this month, left vast areas without power for days. Cuba’s National Electric System, the country’s...

Heavy Rains Flood Downtown San Jose; Landslide In Desamparados

The heavy rains of Wednesday afternoon once again flooded areas of downtown San Jose, the Hatillos, San Sebastian and Cañada del Sur. On the south side of San Jose, in Desamparados, a landslide... In San Jose, in the downtown area of Chinatown once again became...

It Got Worse. The Chilimate-Vuelta Kooper Floods On Friday Also.

On Wednesday, the Ministry of Transport (MOPT) inaugurated the Chilamate (Saripiqui) - Vuelta Kooper (San Carlos) road. On Thursday it flooded. But the flooding is not more than 15 minutes, said the MOPT. On Friday, it flooded again. Worse than Thursday and a lot longer...

Road Between Chilamate – Vuelta Kooper Floods One Day After Inauguration

  It was on Wednesday that the Government of Luis Guillermo Solis inaugurated the new road between Bajos de Chilamate ien Sarapiquí and Vuelta de Kooper in San Carlos, providing a shorter access to the Puerto Limon. And today, the day after its inauguration, that the...

The Aftermath in Caldera

The aftermath of the tide flooding Caldera. Photo is of the section of the Pacific coastal road connecting the Interamericana norte to the Ruta 27 and prone to high tide and strong waves. See our report "High Tide Floods Caldera" here.

High Tide Floods Caldera

The Comisión Nacional de Emergencias (CNE) - National Emergency Commission - reported 27 families in Caldera were affected Monday by the high tide on Monday. The high tide began rising at 4:00 am Monday and within minutes had flooded the low lying area of the...

After The Storm

During the rainy season (May to November) as we that live in Costa Rica know well, it doesn't rain everywhere, or now due to climate change every day, but when it does, it does. For example, on Tuesday morning the residents of the community of...

Cold Front and Wind Gusts Up to 100 km/h With Us Until Wednesday

Q COSTA RICA - Wind gusts of up to 100 km/h associated with a cold front gripping the country are responsible for the fall of at least 17 trees and damage to homes in areas such as Heredia centre, San Isidro (Heredia), Cartago, Pacayas,...

Woman Tosses Baby Inside A Bag To Save It From The Flood

Q COSTA RICA NEWS - With faith in her heart, a woman tossed her neighbour's baby inside a bag to save it from the floods. "Señor (God): if the baby is yours, take it, and if it is ours, save it," was the plea by...

Last Hurrah: Heavy Rains Cause Floods In Many Areas In The Southern Zone

Q COSTA RICA NEWS - Heavy rains in the last two days have flooded homes and villages in the southern zone. Areas like Puerto Jiménez, Rincón, Golfito and Pavones were the most affected. Other areas affected by the rains include Finca Coto, Ciudad Neily...

Low Pressure System Blamed For The All Night Rain Causing Flooding in Many Areas

(QCOSTARICA) A total 40 rooms at the Playa Tambor hotel got were flooded Monday night due to heavy rains and a creek overflowing its banks. The report by La Nacion says the information comes from the Fire Department (Bomberos) and Red Cross (Cruz Roja) stations...

In Guacanaste, The NEW Cañas-Liberia Road Floods With Heavy Rains

by Wilberth Villalobos Castrillo, Vozdeguanacaste.com - Three months after the Cañas-Liberia highway began to be used, some sections are flooding due to clogging of drainage along the roadway. The situation affects Bagaces, Cañas and Liberia, whose mayors blame the National Highway Council (CONAVI- Consejo Nacional...

Traffic Chaos Has Grown In the Greater San Jose Area, But You Can Help

QCOSTARICA - There is no question about it, traffic chaos is part of everyday life in Greater Metropolitan Area (GAM) of San Jose. And with the arrival of the rains, the large volume of vehicles, crashes and a collapsed in the road infrastructure the...

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