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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)
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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
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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…

More than a million participate in Costa Rica’s national earthquake drill
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More than a million participate in Costa Rica’s national earthquake drill

Alejandro Zúñiga - August 19, 2019

An alarm blared throughout downtown San José. Users flooded Twitter with the hashtag #TemblorCR. And throughout Costa Rica, more than a million people evacuated homes, schools and…

Green alert issued as cold front passes through Costa Rica
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Green alert issued as cold front passes through Costa Rica

The Tico Times - December 22, 2018

The National Emergency Commission (CNE) declared a green alert throughout Costa Rica due to an incoming cold front. The effects are expected to last throughout the weekend.…

Following illegal entry, authorities reiterate: don’t visit Turrialba’s crater
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Following illegal entry, authorities reiterate: don’t visit Turrialba’s crater

The Tico Times - April 19, 2018

After three people broke into a protected area in Turrialba Volcano National Park on Saturday and photographed themselves at the active volcano's crater, authorities reiterated their warnings…

Experts document presence of lava in two Costa Rican volcanoes
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Experts document presence of lava in two Costa Rican volcanoes

L. Arias - July 7, 2017

Experts from the National Seismological Network (RSN) confirmed the presence of lava in the Turrialba and Poás volcanoes during on-the-ground inspections conducted this week. Vulcanologists and geologists…

Heavy rains flood several communities in three provinces
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Heavy rains flood several communities in three provinces

L. Arias - June 20, 2017

Heavy rains and strong gusts of wind on Monday afternoon caused dozens of incidents including flooding, downed trees, flying roofs and power outages in three provinces, mainly in…

Costa Rica nearing record rainfall for May
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Costa Rica nearing record rainfall for May

L. Arias - May 29, 2017

May will end with a rainfall surplus that beat all forecasts. Precipitation levels so far this month are close to breaking 15 years of rainfall records, the National Meteorological Institute…

Landslides block roads, cause losses at farms in Tilarán
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Landslides block roads, cause losses at farms in Tilarán

L. Arias - May 26, 2017

The heavy rains affecting various regions of Costa Rica since Wednesday have resulted in landslides in the province of Guanacaste. Debris from the landslides blocked roads and caused…