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President Solís issues red alert for Caribbean region following major flooding

The Costa Rican Red Cross issued a statement Saturday afternoon saying that there have been no reported deaths or injuries in the affected areas, but that the rain's intensity could remain the same until at least Monday afternoon.

Residents OK to return home after flooding, officials say

A noticeable decrease in rainfall prompted National Emergency Commission officials on Thursday to give the green light for hundreds of families in six shelters to return to their homes in the northern and Caribbean regions of Costa Rica.

Flooding in Costa Rica prompts evacuation of more than 450 people

Heavy rains that started over the weekend in Costa Rica have affected a total of 92 communities and damaged five roads, six bridges and two aqueducts.

Heavy rains prompt alert in Costa Rica’s northern and Caribbean regions

Costa Rica's National Emergency Commission issued a yellow alert – the second highest advisory level – on Sunday for the country's Northern Zone and Caribbean coast, following heavy rains that have flooded rivers and homes and caused landslides in these areas.

Costa Rica’s Caribbean region hit by heavy rains, flooding

The National Meteorological Institute predicts heavy showers and thunderstorms will continue throughout the week in the Caribbean region and the Central Valley.

Alert: Heavy rain in Costa Rica expected along Caribbean coast, in northern regions

Meteorologists are forecasting heavy showers in these areas throughout the week with high rainfall levels in periods of up to 12 hours.

Route 32 to the Caribbean reopens under watchful eye of highway officials

Faced with the threat of continued heavy rains and a dramatic weekend of landslides that left thousands of motorists stranded, Costa Rican highway officials decided to play it safe and close the main route linking San José with the Caribbean coast on Wednesday. But transit has returned to normal today, after officials reopened the route at 6 a.m. this morning.

With heavy rains forecast, Costa Rican officials close Route 32 to the Caribbean, evaluate Route 27 closure

As heavy rains continue to fall in Costa Rica, highway officials have ordered Route 32 to be closed as of 2 p.m. on Wednesday. The main highway through the Braulio Carrillo National Park and connecting San José with the Caribbean coast will remain closed for at least a day, officials said. Officials also are evaluating the possible closure of Route 27 to the central Pacific coast.

Route 32 to Caribbean coast reopened to traffic, but officials urge caution

The mountainous Route 32 to the Caribbean coast reopened over the weekend to normal traffic following an unprecedented natural disaster involving at least 40 landslides that trapped thousands of motorists for eight hours last Thursday night and Friday morning. Miraculously, no one was seriously injured.

8 ways to beat Costa Rica’s rainy season

Every year from June through November, Costa Rica converts from a sunny tropical paradise to a grey and gloomy wetland, and though the 2014 rainy season has been uncharacteristically dry, this sunny weather is unlikely to last. But while much of the country may be slowly descending into a drizzly hellhole, there are still plenty of things to do in Costa Rica during the rainy season.

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