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Saturday, February 24, 2024

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Low-pressure system over Costa Rica brings rain

Heavy rains recorded Monday morning in various regions of Costa Rica were the result of a low-pressure system, the National Meteorological Institute reported.
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Strong rains expected in Costa Rica this week

Costa Rica can expect torrential rain, wind gusts and lightning storms all week.

Afternoon thunderstorm floods downtown San José

The flood on Second Avenue in front of Barrio Chino’s iconic friendship trapped taxis and buses as water lapped at the fenders of smaller cars. Business owners tried in vain to bail out their shops or construct makeshift walls to keep the water out.

Costa Rica’s Guayabo National Monument reopens to tourists after flooding

Post-flooding repairs included tourist trails at the park's main entrance. Some sectors remain closed as park staff are still rebuilding some bridges that fell in late June.

Increased rainfall expected over Costa Rica this week

Heavy rain is expected to hit Costa Rica again this week as tropical wave number 15 arrives in the country this season.

Costa Rica tourism entrepreneurs report millions lost to bad weather, street protests

Flooding in recent weeks and road blockades staged by porteadores on Wednesday caused losses in the tourism sector at a time when businesses expected to profit from the mid-year school vacations.

More heavy rains over Costa Rica expected starting Thursday night

The National Meteorological Institute forecasts continued rains for the Caribbean and northern regions, and precipitation in the Pacific region, including Guanacaste. Currently 1,630 people forced to leave their homes by flooding and landslides are being housed in 17 shelters.

Route 32 closed again; officials warn of more closures throughout rainy season

Tuesday evening's closure of Route 32 from San José to Costa Rica's Caribbean coast makes the fourth time since June that authorities have closed the route due to heavy rains and landslides.

Intense rains in Costa Rica’s Caribbean, northern regions prompt evacuations

President Luis Guillermo Solís is considering upgrading the alert for these regions from Yellow to Red — the most serious in the country’s three level emergency system. Passage on Route 32, the main road connecting the capital San José with Limón province, was reopened Tuesday at 7:30 a.m.

Travel Alert: Two new landslides block Route 32 to Caribbean

Currently the only alternative route between San José and the Caribbean is Route 10, which runs through Turrialba and Siquirres.

PHOTOS: President Luis Guillermo Solís visits areas affected by floods in Costa Rica’s Limón province

President Luis Guillermo Solís visited damaged areas in the Caribbean province of Limón on Wednesday and Thursday after heavy rains last weekend caused floods in Costa Rica's Caribbean and northern regions.
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