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What’s the difference between a green alert and a yellow alert in Costa Rica?
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What’s the difference between a green alert and a yellow alert in Costa Rica?

Alejandro Zúñiga - October 15, 2019

The National Emergency Commission (CNE) in Costa Rica frequently issues green and yellow alerts for parts or all of the country. In fact, right now all of…

Rain prompts yellow, green alerts throughout Costa Rica (updated)
Costa Rica
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Costa Rica
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Rain prompts yellow, green alerts throughout Costa Rica (updated)

Alejandro Zúñiga - October 14, 2019

Update (8:20 p.m.): The National Emergency Commission (CNE) has expanded the alerts. A yellow alert is now in effect for the Northern Pacific and the Northern Zone. The…

Weather prompts yellow, green alerts throughout Costa Rica
Costa Rica
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Costa Rica
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Weather prompts yellow, green alerts throughout Costa Rica

Alejandro Zúñiga - September 9, 2019

The National Emergency Commission (CNE) issued yellow and green alerts throughout much of Costa Rica on Monday due to heavy rains. "Yesterday's heavy rainfall, combined with the…

Sun halo dazzles in sky over Costa Rica
Environment & Wildlife
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Environment & Wildlife
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Sun halo dazzles in sky over Costa Rica

Alejandro Zúñiga - May 12, 2019

Did you see it? The Saturday morning sky above Costa Rica's Central Valley featured a (relatively) rare optical phenomenon known as a sun halo or 22 degree…

Experts predict continued rainfall deficits throughout Central America due to El Niño
Central America
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Central America
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Experts predict continued rainfall deficits throughout Central America due to El Niño

AFP and The Tico Times - April 27, 2019

The El Niño phenomenon will cause a rainfall deficit in Central America over the next three months, weather experts reported on Friday in San Salvador. According to…

Costa Rica issues ‘green alert’ due to high winds
Weather
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Weather
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Costa Rica issues ‘green alert’ due to high winds

The Tico Times - February 9, 2019

The National Emergency Commission (CNE) issued a green alert throughout Costa Rica due to high winds. The effects are expected to last throughout the weekend, with their…

Heavy rains hit Costa Rica: two dead, one missing; another tropical wave expected to hit tomorrow, red alerts issued
News
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News
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Heavy rains hit Costa Rica: two dead, one missing; another tropical wave expected to hit tomorrow, red alerts issued

Alexander Villegas - October 13, 2018

Two people died and one is missing after a tropical wave and heavy rains swept through Costa Rica late this week. The AFP reported that two women…

More heavy rains will hit Costa Rica’s Pacific coast this week, red alerts issued
Weather
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Weather
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More heavy rains will hit Costa Rica’s Pacific coast this week, red alerts issued

Alexander Villegas - October 10, 2018

Two more tropical waves are expected to hit Costa Rica’s Pacific coast this week. The first will hit Thursday, and the National Emergency Commission (CNE) announced a…

Heavy rains: One death in Costa Rica, at least 13 dead in Central America
News
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News
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Heavy rains: One death in Costa Rica, at least 13 dead in Central America

AFP / Noe Leiva - October 9, 2018

At least 13 people died and thousands were affected by heavy rains throughout Central America over the past few days, according to emergency organizations. There were six reported…

Heavy rains lead to mass floods in the Pacific
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News
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Heavy rains lead to mass floods in the Pacific

Alejandro Zúñiga - October 5, 2018

Last updated at 4:25 p.m. CST.   Original story:  Heavy rains over the course of the week caused significant flooding throughout Costa Rica on Friday. Alexander Solís,…

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