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Heavy rains flood several communities in three provinces

On the Costa Rican Institute of Technology (TEC) campus, strong gusts of wind caused several trees to fall on vehicles while rains flooded classrooms, corridors, offices and parking lots.

After last year’s flooding, San José officials say city is prepared for the rainy season

San José officials say they have taken appropriate measures to prevent the kind of flooding that turned some city streets into lakes in recent years.

Soldiers hit streets as US floods death toll mounts

The Illinois National Guard was ordered into action Friday and hundreds of people urged to flee rising floodwaters in the U.S. Midwest. Forecasters warned that southern U.S. states were in increasing danger in the days to come.

Heavy rains cause flooding in Costa Rica’s southern Pacific region

Heavy rains in recent days have caused flooding in some 20 communities in Costa Rica’s southern Pacific region, the National Emergency Commission (CNE) reported Wednesday. Some are stranded by road washouts while others have been left without drinking water.

High tides expected along Pacific coast this week

High tides are expected starting Tuesday along Costa Rica's Pacific coast. Experts say they'll come with big waves and, combined with rain, could cause flooding.

High tides flood hundreds of homes along Costa Rica’s Pacific coast

The highest tides of the year along Costa Rica’s Pacific coast flooded hundreds of homes in the early hours of Tuesday and Wednesday, mostly in Puntarenas province.

San José’s Chinatown woes continue

Constant flooding of businesses along Chinatown's main boulevard, caused by excessive litter and debris, means that city workers now must rebuild an outdated sewage system to better handle rainfall.
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