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National Emergency Commission issues preventive alert for heavy rains
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Costa Rica
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National Emergency Commission issues preventive alert for heavy rains

L. Arias - October 19, 2016

Severe rains caused by a low-pressure system that entered Costa Rica over the weekend prompted the National Emergency Commission (CNE) to issue a Preventive — Green— Alert for the…

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

L. Arias - September 6, 2016

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…

Is there a landslide risk for Tres Ríos?
Costa Rica
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Costa Rica
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Is there a landslide risk for Tres Ríos?

L. Arias - February 3, 2016

The potential risk of a major landslide near the town of Tres Ríos in the Cartago canton of La Unión has sparked a controversy over whether or not owners of a…

Four dead and 100 missing in Guatemala landslide
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Environment and Wildlife
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Four dead and 100 missing in Guatemala landslide

AFP - October 2, 2015

GUATEMALA CITY – At least four people are dead and about 100 others missing following a Guatemala landslide that damaged some 125 homes on the outskirts of the…

More heavy rains over Costa Rica expected starting Thursday night
Environment and Wildlife
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Environment and Wildlife
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More heavy rains over Costa Rica expected starting Thursday night

L. Arias - July 9, 2015

A tropical wave that caused rain over most of Costa Rica on Wednesday left the country in the early hours of Thursday. But the National Meteorological Institute…

Route 32 closed again; officials warn of more closures throughout rainy season
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Business
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Route 32 closed again; officials warn of more closures throughout rainy season

L. Arias - July 7, 2015

Traffic Police reopened Route 32, Costa Rica's most important road between the Central Valley and Limón province, at 7:30 a.m. on Tuesday. But at 5 p.m. police…

Intense rains in Costa Rica’s Caribbean, northern regions prompt evacuations
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Business
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Intense rains in Costa Rica’s Caribbean, northern regions prompt evacuations

L. Arias - July 7, 2015

Flooding caused by heavy rains in Costa Rica’s northern and Caribbean regions has forced emergency agencies to evacuate a total of 580 people, the National Emergency Commission…

Travel Alert: Two new landslides block Route 32 to Caribbean
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Travel Alert: Two new landslides block Route 32 to Caribbean

L. Arias - July 6, 2015

Vehicle passage on Route 32, the main highway connecting Costa Rica's capital San José with the Caribbean province of Limón, was again blocked Monday after heavy rains caused two…

Residents OK to return home after flooding, officials say
Environment and Wildlife
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Environment and Wildlife
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Residents OK to return home after flooding, officials say

L. Arias - June 25, 2015

A noticeable decrease in rainfall prompted National Emergency Commission (CNE) officials on Thursday to give the green light for hundreds of families in six shelters to return to their homes in…

Flooding in Costa Rica prompts evacuation of more than 450 people
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Environment and Wildlife
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Flooding in Costa Rica prompts evacuation of more than 450 people

L. Arias - June 23, 2015

A total of 458 people were evacuated to six shelters in Costa Rica's Caribbean and Northern regions due to flooding caused by heavy rains beginning over the weekend, the National…

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