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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, - 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...

The Weather Continues To Batter Limon

(QCOSTARICA) Several communities in the province of Limon continue to be battered by heavy rains. In some places like Gali, Cuatro Millas and Manguita, the water is up to a metre high. In Matina and Estrada, the raging waters broke through the dykes, flooding at...

Director of CNE Dismissed In The Middle of Emergency Efforts In The Caribbean

(QCOSTARICA) Few details were available when President Luis Guillermo Solis confirmed this morning the dismissal of the director of the National Emergency Commission (Comisión Nacional de Emergencias - CNE), Edgar Ruiz, knee-deep in the midst of the emergency caused by the heavy rains in...

National Emergency Declared in the Caribbean, Turrialba and Sarapiqui Areas

(QCOSTARICA) President Luis Guilldermo Solis yesterday declared a state of emergency in eight cantones of the Caribbean coast and Northenr Zone to due the extensive damages caused by the heavy rains in recent days. The cantones to benefit from the declaration are Limón, Talamanca, Matina,...

145 Communities and 458 In Shelters Due To Heavy Rains in Northern Zone and Caribbean

  (QCOSTARICA) The rain in the Northern Zone and north Caribbean coast since late Saturday night, caused the Sarapiquí, Puerto Viejo and Tigre rivers to overflow their banks, flood homes and force more than 400 people to shelters. The national weather service, the Institutio Meteorologico...

Weatherman Confirms Presence of El Niño Affecting Costa Rica

(QCOSTARICA) -- Costa Rica's national weather service, the Instituto Meteorológico Nacional (IMN) confirmed today (Wednesday) that the country is under the influence of the El Niño. Werner Stolz, head of forecasts for the IMN, said the phenomenon has been an evolution that started last year...

Heavy Weekend Rain Flooded 120 Homes In Caribbean

(QCOSTARICA) The downpoursbetween Saturday and Sunday in the Caribbean and northern area of the country caused the flooding of at least 120 homes in the province of Limon. According to the Comisión Nacional de Emergencias (CNE) - national emergency commission - they responded to 24...


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