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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.

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.

Deaths, disappearances in northern Costa Rica in aftermath of Hurricane Otto

The death toll from Hurricane Otto in Costa Rica has increased from four to nine, President Luis Guillermo Solís announced Friday. Solís declared three days of mourning.

Hurricane Otto weakens to category 1, moves to the Pacific

Officials from the Public Works and Transport Ministry estimate that Otto caused damage on 150 roads accounting for some ₡4,734 million ($8.4 million).

UPDATE: Hurricane Otto makes landfall in Costa Rica

Otto keeps moving as a Category 2 hurricane at a speed of 10 kilometers per hour (6 mph) and generating sustained winds of up to 175 km/h (108 mph).

National emergency declared; Costa Rican public agencies to close due to Hurricane Otto

President Luis Guillermo Solís ordered a halt to non-essential government services on Thursday and Friday, ahead of the landfall in Costa Rica of Hurricane Otto expected to occur Thursday morning.

National Emergency Commission maintains hurricane warning for Otto

The National Meteorological Institute (IMN) confirmed that Otto has downgraded from hurricane to tropical storm on Wednesday morning prompted by a slight variation in its wind speed from 120 to 110 kilometers per hour (75-68 mph).

Hurricane Otto expected to make landfall in Costa Rica tonight

Costa Rican government officials expect the most severe effects of Hurricane Otto to hit the country on Wednesday night and Thursday morning, President Luis Guillermo Solís said at a press conference on Tuesday evening.

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