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More heavy rains will hit Costa Rica’s Pacific coast this week, red alerts issued
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More heavy rains will hit Costa Rica’s Pacific coast this week, red alerts issued

Alexander Villegas - October 10, 2018

Two more tropical waves are expected to hit Costa Rica’s Pacific coast this week. The first will hit Thursday, and the National Emergency Commission (CNE) announced a…

Heavy rains: One death in Costa Rica, at least 13 dead in Central America
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Heavy rains: One death in Costa Rica, at least 13 dead in Central America

AFP / Noe Leiva - October 9, 2018

At least 13 people died and thousands were affected by heavy rains throughout Central America over the past few days, according to emergency organizations. There were six reported…

Heavy rains lead to mass floods in the Pacific
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Heavy rains lead to mass floods in the Pacific

Alejandro Zúñiga - October 5, 2018

Last updated at 4:25 p.m. CST.   Original story:  Heavy rains over the course of the week caused significant flooding throughout Costa Rica on Friday. Alexander Solís,…

More heavy rains expected this weekend, red alerts issued
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More heavy rains expected this weekend, red alerts issued

Alexander Villegas - July 19, 2018

Another tropical wave is expected to hit Costa Rica on Friday and Saturday, bringing heavy rains to the Caribbean coast and northern part of the country. The National…

UPDATED: 150 rescued after landslides leave motorists trapped on Route 32
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UPDATED: 150 rescued after landslides leave motorists trapped on Route 32

Alexander Villegas - July 15, 2018

UPDATE: The National Emergency Commission announced that as of 9 a.m. on Sunday, all 150 people that were trapped on Route 32 have been rescued. The route…

Costa Rica feels the chill from North America’s cold snap
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Costa Rica feels the chill from North America’s cold snap

AFP - January 6, 2018

Tropical Central America has been feeling the chilly outer rim of the weather phenomenon that has plunged the eastern United States and Canada into a deep freeze.…

Response to disaster: aid successes, struggles in post-Maria Puerto Rico
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Response to disaster: aid successes, struggles in post-Maria Puerto Rico

John McPhaul - December 13, 2017

As Costa Rica joins many other nations in looking back upon the horrendous 2017 hurricane season, longtime Tico Times contributor John McPhaul reflects on his experience at…

Looking back at Hurricane Maria: the initial impact
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Looking back at Hurricane Maria: the initial impact

John McPhaul - December 12, 2017

As Costa Rica joins many other nations in looking back upon the devastating 2017 hurricane season, longtime Tico Times contributor John McPhaul reflects on his experience at…

Cold front claims fourth victim in Costa Rica
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Cold front claims fourth victim in Costa Rica

Katherine Stanley - December 12, 2017

High winds claimed the life of a fourth victim in Costa Rica as the cold front that has been moving through the country since the weekend continued…

Strong winds cause three deaths in Costa Rica, one in El Salvador
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Strong winds cause three deaths in Costa Rica, one in El Salvador

AFP - December 10, 2017

Three people have died in Costa Rica, includiing two Swiss tourists, and one in El Salvador as a result of intense winds in the region caused by…

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