Preventive alert declared for Costa Rica’s coastal areas
The National Emergency Commission (CNE) declared a green alert (preventive) for all coastal areas after the arrival of a low pressure system on Wednesday increased rains and tides.
Large waves flooded and damaged at least 10 homes in Caldera, in the province of Puntarenas. As a result, 35 people had to be moved to a shelter, however, an unspecified number of people refused to leave their homes.
The conditions are expected to remain through the weekend, prompting CNE’s authorities to call for people living in coastal areas and crews of small boats to take preventive measures.
A forecast by the National Meteorological Institute stated Thursday that heavy showers are also expected in the Caribbean province of Limón and in the Northern Zone in coming days.
You may be interested
One year after first case, Costa Rica to broadcast Covid memorialThe Tico Times - March 5, 2021
Costa Rica confirmed its first coronavirus case on March 6, 2020. By the end of the month, the country had…
Stress-related dental problems rising due to COVID: More patients choose Costa Rica dental tourismJames Madigan / Costa Rica Dental Guide - March 5, 2021
According to a recent report by the American Dental Association, the vast majority of dentists indicate that the prevalence of…
Costa Rica an ‘ideal destination’ for digital nomads, Tourism Board saysAlejandro Zúñiga - March 5, 2021
A growing number of people have turned to the dream of a "digital nomad" lifestyle -- answering emails from the…