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U.S. Embassy issues weather alert over heavy rainfall in Costa Rica
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U.S. Embassy issues weather alert over heavy rainfall in Costa Rica

The Tico Times - August 14, 2019

The U.S. Embassy in Costa Rica has issued a weather alert due to forecasts of heavy rains through Friday, August 16. Read the alert in its entirety…

Rain causes flooding, dozens in shelters in northern Costa Rica
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Costa Rica
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Rain causes flooding, dozens in shelters in northern Costa Rica

Alejandro Zúñiga - July 9, 2019

Heavy rains in northern Costa Rica caused flooding that have forced more than 40 people to seek refuge in shelters, according to Casa Presidencial. Monday, the National…

Rains pound Costa Rica, but don’t believe rumors of a hurricane, CNE says
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Costa Rica
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Rains pound Costa Rica, but don’t believe rumors of a hurricane, CNE says

Alejandro Zúñiga - May 28, 2019

The National Emergency Commission (CNE) on Monday issued a yellow alert for much of the country, citing heavy rains and soil saturation. Costa Ricans should expect rains…

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…

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

Geminid meteor shower dazzling Costa Rica this week
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Costa Rica
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Geminid meteor shower dazzling Costa Rica this week

Alejandro Zúñiga - December 12, 2018

From our lookout point near Irazú Volocano National Park, the sky dazzled, glimmering stars outshining the glow of the city beneath us. The night sky has for…

Strong winds cause three deaths in Costa Rica, one in El Salvador
Weather
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Weather
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Strong winds cause three deaths in Costa Rica, one in El Salvador

AFP - December 10, 2017

Three people have died in Costa Rica, includiing two Swiss tourists, and one in El Salvador as a result of intense winds in the region caused by…

Rains expected to lessen as of Saturday; Manuel Antonio reopens
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Weather
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Rains expected to lessen as of Saturday; Manuel Antonio reopens

Katherine Stanley - October 27, 2017

Manuel Antonio National Park has reopened and damage from continuing heavy rains this week appears to have been limited. Earlier this week, authorities expressed concerns that heavy…

Alert declared once more for Pacific slope due to heavy rains
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Weather
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Alert declared once more for Pacific slope due to heavy rains

Katherine Stanley - October 23, 2017

The National Meteorological Institute (IMN) has announced that rains are expected to increase significantly on Costa Rica's Pacific Slope beginning on Tuesday. The Central and Southern Pacific…

Rescue operations, recovery continue after Hurricane Nate
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Weather
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Rescue operations, recovery continue after Hurricane Nate

Katherine Stanley - October 9, 2017

See also: VIDEO - Water sweeps away roads, bridges, cattle Rescues for flooded areas, attention to communities cut off from the rest of the country, delivery of…

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