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Wednesday, May 18, 2022

Photos: Flooding in Turrialba, Costa Rica

The consequences of heavy and persistent rainfall continue to impact Costa Rica on Friday, particularly in the canton of Turrialba and on the Caribbean.

The following cantons are under a Red Alert, indicating a large-scale emergency response and evacuations: Turrialba, Matina, Limón, Talamanca and Sarapiquí.

Houses and businesses have flooded in the cantons of Guatuso, Turrialba and Sarapiquí. At least one home was destroyed in Paraíso, Cartago.

Turrialba has accumulated 545 mm of rain in 36 hours, equivalent to twice the normal amount for all of July, according to the National Meteorological Institute (IMN).

Turrialba has received 720 mm of rainfall this month, the most for any July since 1942, when IMN began tracking these data.

Below are photos from Turrialba, via the CNE:

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May be an image of map and text that says 'INCREMENTO DE LAS LLUVIAS EN EL CARIBE Y ZONA NORTE Y VALLE CENTRAL NICARAGUA Región Chorotega Región Huetar Norte CNE COSTA RIርA MAR CAR-OS Región Caribe Región Central Región Pacifico Central Simbología: Alerta verde Alerta amarilla Alerta naranja Alerta roja alamanca PaGIAIGO Region Brunca Kilómetros 15 30 60 ALERTA ROJA, NARANJA, AMARILLA Y VERDE N. 39 Fuente: UIAR- CNE Elaborado: UIAR Proyeccion: CRTM 05 fransversal Mercator Datum: WGS 334'

Call 9-1-1 in the event of an emergency.

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