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Costa Rica’s Northern Zone is affected by rain, floods and landslides

The weather conditions have not improved in Costa Rica, which has dramatically affected several areas of the country, especially San Carlos, in the country’s...

Travel Alert: Landslide blocks Route 32 to Caribbean

Update: The landslide has been cleared and Route 32 has reopened. Vehicle passage on Route 32, the main highway connecting Costa Rica’s capital San José...

UPDATED: 150 rescued after landslides leave motorists trapped on Route 32

UPDATE: The National Emergency Commission announced that as of 9 a.m. on Sunday, all 150 people that were trapped on Route 32 have been...

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.

Landslides block roads, cause losses at farms in Tilarán

The National Emergency Commission evacuated eight families on Thursday . Mud and debris from the landslides damaged their homes, but the families are safe and healthy.

Tropical wave increases rains over Costa Rica

The IMN also advised caution for people near rivers in the surroundings of the Poás, Turrialba and Rincón de la Vieja volcanoes, as higher waters could carry materials accumulated from recent eruptions.

National Emergency Commission issues preventive alert for heavy rains

The National Meteorological Institute announced that a low-pressure system plus a tropical wave that entered the country on Monday will likely cause heavy rains to continue through Thursday.

Landslides prompt forced evacuation of some 80 people west of San José

The risk of a massive landslide in the southwestern San José canton of Mora prompted municipal officials to order the evacuation of some 20 families living in a mountainous area known as Quebrada Honda.

Is there a landslide risk for Tres Ríos?

The potential landslide near the town of Tres Ríos, in the Cartago canton of La Unión, has sparked a controversy over whether or not the owners of a local farm should be granted permission to mine rocks and other material along a local river.

Four dead and 100 missing in Guatemala landslide

At least four people are dead and about 100 others missing following a landslide that damaged some 125 homes on the outskirts of the Guatemalan capital, an official said Friday. The Guatemala landslide occurred Thursday night.

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