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Hurricane Otto

Flooding, ashfall, strong winds top Costa Rica’s natural disaster list this year

The Tico Times takes a look back at some of the natural disasters that hit Costa Rica and made headlines over the course of 2016.

Hurricane Otto caused $15 million in losses for Costa Rican coffee sector

Strong gusts and heavy showers from the hurricane caused leaves, flowers, and coffee cherries to fall from the plants.

Solís promises rapid rebuilding in Hurricane Otto’s wake; donation drives continue

President Luís Guillermo Solís and government agencies shared their million-dollar estimates for the price of repairs after touring through areas hit by Hurricane Otto.

PHOTOS: Hurricane Otto leaves behind devastation in northern town

Hurricane Otto left behind a dramatic amount of damage, especially on Costa Rica's Northern Zone, where towns like Bijagua, Alajuela now look to rebuild.

More than 3,000 evacuees remain at shelters as rains continue over Costa Rica

As Hurricane Otto relief efforts continue, a cold front brings additional rains to many parts of Costa Rica.

Health officials fight to avoid outbreaks of waterborne diseases

Health Ministry crews on Monday fumigated 270 houses and three shelters in the areas most affected by Hurricane Otto.

Hurricane Otto: Two myths swept aside in a single night

"Costa Rica is much more than the Central Valley and the regions that the Central Valley decides to watch in any given situation. Costa Rica lost its undefeated record in hurricanes, on one of its neglected flanks."

A small town unites to help Hurricane Otto victims – the Costa Rican way

The small town of Bijagua has united to help its Hurricane Otto victims, as well as folks from nearby Upala.

How to help pets and other animals displaced by Hurricane Otto

Government agencies, animal rights groups and private companies will receive donations over the weekend to assist a large number of stranded animals currently at shelters and others that remain in evacuated areas after the passage of Hurricane Otto.

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