100 seek shelter in churches amid peak rainy season in Costa Rica

September 26, 2008

A hundred Costa Ricans fled their drenched homes for refuge in dry shelters after heavy rains earlier this week and amid forecasts for more precipitation as the peak rainy season heads into its second month, the National Emergency Commission (CNE) said yesterday.

Preliminary damage reports show some 50 homes, four roads and several bridges (no official count was available) affected by the rain, many of them in the provinces of San José and Cartago.

Route 2 sustained a landslide at Kilometer 232, while other roads in Pérez Zeledón and Cipreses de Montes de Oca were also damaged.

CNE called its four shelters – all of which are housed in churches – part of a “preventive measure,” issuing a “green” alert, the lowest level of the cautionary weather warnings, for towns and villages throughout much of Costa Rica´s central Pacific, Central Valley and northwestern regions.

The alert covers a host of communities pummeled in recent storms, such as Bagaces, Santa Cruz, Nicoya and Tilarán in the north-central Chorotega region, Aguirre and Parrita in the Central Pacific, and the Southern Zone region of Pérez Zeledón. The list also includes the city of San José and nearby communities in Escazú, Santa Ana, Curridabat, Moravia and Montes de Oca.

Facebook Comments

You may be interested

Ballet Festival 2019 part of Costa Rica’s flourishing dance scene
Arts & Culture
19 views
Arts & Culture
19 views

Ballet Festival 2019 part of Costa Rica’s flourishing dance scene

Jacob Spetzler - May 24, 2019

A convergence of international ballet classes, performances and meetings manifests this week in the form of the Costa Rican Festival…

Tico wins gold medal at Para Athletics Grand Prix
Costa Rica
10 views
Costa Rica
10 views

Tico wins gold medal at Para Athletics Grand Prix

Alejandro Zúñiga - May 24, 2019

When Sherman Güity lost part of his left leg after a traffic accident in 2017, he pledged to return to…

USNS Comfort mission to stop in Costa Rica this year
Costa Rica
22 views
Costa Rica
22 views

USNS Comfort mission to stop in Costa Rica this year

Alejandro Zúñiga - May 24, 2019

Costa Rica will receive the USNS Comfort, a United States Navy hospital ship, as part of the vessel's five-month medical…

Do NOT follow this link or you will be banned from the site!