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Costa Rica receives donation for flood assistance

Costa Rica will receive a $200,000 donation from the Inter-American Development Bank to help provide humanitarian assistance to communities impacted by last month’s flooding.

Investments planned to prevent future floods

The Costa Rican government says investments of more than 8 billion colones (about $13 million) will help protect the Caribbean from future flooding.

Reconstruction continues after July floods

The National Emergency Commission (CNE) this week detailed the ongoing response to the July flooding that caused damage in the Costa Rican Caribbean, Turrialba and in the Northern Zone.

Heavy rains cause flooding in Ostional, Guanacaste

Heavy rains Tuesday and Wednesday caused the Ostional River to flood, impacting the small beach town and nearby villages.

Costa Rica nearing record rainfall for May

The seventh tropical wave of the year is to blame for heavy showers over most of Costa Rica. Downpours flooded streets in San José and Heredia on Monday.

El Niño heat expected to last through May

The coming weeks will bring higher temperatures, thanks to El Niño, before the rainy season sets in.

Costa Rican capital hit by heavy rains, flash floods

Heavy thunderstorms and flash floods washed away cars and flooded homes across the Costa Rican capital of San José, with the neighborhoods of Los Yoses, San Pedro, Montes de Oca and Desamparados among the hardest hit by the rains.

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.

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.

Emergency officials downgrade weather alert for Costa Rica’s Caribbean, northern regions

National Emergency Commission officials on Friday closed all 16 shelters following evacuees' return home.

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