• Tico Travel Surfing
  • Squaremouth travel insurance button 468x106
  • Costa Rica Real Estate

Rescue operations, recovery continue after Hurricane Nate

October 9, 2017

See also: VIDEO – Water sweeps away roads, bridges, cattle

Rescues for flooded areas, attention to communities cut off from the rest of the country, delivery of basic supplies and much more work continue in Costa Rica as the country continues to recover from Tropical Storm Nate.

The National Emergency Commission (CNE) released this photo of Costa Rican Red Cross Search and Rescue workers helping people in the Guanacaste community of Sardinal, which was isolated by flooding.

Red Cross workers made temporary bridges so they could take food into the community and get people out, the CNE reported.

A total of 7,700 people remained in shelters nationwide as of Sunday evening.

Schools in many areas of the country remained closed Monday. The Public Education Ministry (MEP) released this map showing regions with ongoing closures in red, and regions where schools can reopen today in yellow.

Read more about Costa Rica’s response to Nate, and how to help. Stay tuned for more on this developing story.

You may be interested

Tournament in Costa Rica to celebrate women in fishing
Costa Rica
5 views
Costa Rica
5 views

Tournament in Costa Rica to celebrate women in fishing

Todd Staley - February 19, 2020

Samantha Mumford caught her first catfish in the pond at her godmother’s house when she was just 5 years old.…

Pic of the Day: Swimming under a turquoise waterfall
Pic of the Day
29 views
Pic of the Day
29 views

Pic of the Day: Swimming under a turquoise waterfall

Alejandro Zúñiga - February 19, 2020

You're never far from a waterfall when you're in Costa Rica. And while this one — located near Bajos del…

OIJ CR Safe app provides safety advice for tourists
Costa Rica
92 views
Costa Rica
92 views

OIJ CR Safe app provides safety advice for tourists

The Tico Times - February 19, 2020

Costa Rica's Judicial Investigation Police (OIJ) have released a mobile phone application that helps tourists stay safe when visiting the…

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