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Tropical Depression forms in Caribbean, expected to make landfall as hurricane in Central America
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Tropical Depression forms in Caribbean, expected to make landfall as hurricane in Central America

Alejandro Zúñiga - November 13, 2020

The National Hurricane Center (NHC) on Friday announced the formation of Tropical Depression Thirty-One in the Central Caribbean Sea. The system is forecast to strengthen over the…

Costa Rica declares State of Emergency for Hurricane Eta response
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Costa Rica declares State of Emergency for Hurricane Eta response

Alejandro Zúñiga - November 11, 2020

Costa Rica on Tuesday issued a State of Emergency, a move which will help the National Emergency Commission (CNE) take administrative, operational and economic measures to assist…

Hurricane season breaks record for number of named storms
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Hurricane season breaks record for number of named storms

AFP - November 10, 2020

This year's hurricane season has seen a record 29 named tropical storms wreak havoc across the southeastern United States, the Caribbean and Central America, experts said on…

Storm Eta leaves 150 dead or missing in Guatemala
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Guatemala
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Storm Eta leaves 150 dead or missing in Guatemala

AFP - November 7, 2020

About 150 people have either died or remain unaccounted for in Guatemala due to mudslides caused by powerful storm Eta, which buried an entire village, President Alejandro…

Evacuations, landslides and road closures reported in Costa Rica: Friday afternoon update
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Evacuations, landslides and road closures reported in Costa Rica: Friday afternoon update

Alejandro Zúñiga - November 6, 2020

Costa Rica's National Emergency Commission (CNE) says more than 1,700 people have been evacuated due to landslides and flooding related to Eta, the hurricane that devastated much…

Central America evaluates the destruction caused by cyclone Eta
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Central America evaluates the destruction caused by cyclone Eta

AFP - November 6, 2020

Central America, which is still being affected by bad weather, on Friday began assessing the destruction caused by Hurricane Eta, which left dozens of deaths, buried houses,…

Floods and landslides kill 18 as Eta takes a toll on Central America
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Floods and landslides kill 18 as Eta takes a toll on Central America

Noe LEIVA / AFP - November 5, 2020

The death toll in Central America from Hurricane Eta rose to at least 18 on Thursday as the storm weakened into a tropical depression, while rising floodwaters and…

Authorities rescue toucan from Eta-related rainfall in Costa Rica
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Animal welfare
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Authorities rescue toucan from Eta-related rainfall in Costa Rica

Alejandro Zúñiga - November 5, 2020

Nonstop rainfall related to Tropical Depression Eta is wreaking havoc in Costa Rica and across Central America, causing deaths and millions of dollars in infrastructure damage. The true…

Costa Rica places 8 cantons under Red Alert; 2 people reported dead due to landslides
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Costa Rica places 8 cantons under Red Alert; 2 people reported dead due to landslides

Alejandro Zúñiga - November 5, 2020

Costa Rica's National Emergency Commission (CNE) on Thursday afternoon extended Red Alerts to three more cantons due to flooding and landslides associated with Hurricane Eta. Parrita and…

Four die in Guatemala landslides caused by storm Eta
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Four die in Guatemala landslides caused by storm Eta

AFP - November 5, 2020

At least four people, including two children, died in landslides as tropical depression Eta powered through Guatemala after wreaking devastation in parts of neighboring Central American countries,…