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Costa Rica receives donation for flood assistance

Costa Rica will receive a $200,000 donation from the Inter-American Development Bank to help provide humanitarian assistance to communities impacted by last month’s flooding.

Investments planned to prevent future floods

The Costa Rican government says investments of more than 8 billion colones (about $13 million) will help protect the Caribbean from future flooding.

Reconstruction continues after July floods

The National Emergency Commission (CNE) this week detailed the ongoing response to the July flooding that caused damage in the Costa Rican Caribbean, Turrialba and in the Northern Zone.

Route 36 bridge has opened

A bridge reestablishing transit on Route 36 near Penshurst, Limón, was finished and opened on Thursday morning, authorities reported. 

Costa Rica begins evaluating flooding damage

The Costa Rican government on Wednesday began a comprehensive evaluation of damage caused by the flooding that occurred last weekend.

Costa Rica under ‘State of National Emergency’ after flooding

The Costa Rican government on Tuesday declared a State of National Emergency as the country continues to recover from significant flooding and infrastructure damage that occurred over the weekend.

Where to donate to Costa Rica disaster relief

Dozens of commercial centers across Costa Rica will begin collecting donations for families that have been displaced by widespread flooding.

Updates on Costa Rica’s flood recovery efforts

These are the latest updates from Costa Rican authorities on disaster-recovery efforts underway after flooding destroyed homes and key infrastructure in various parts of the country over the weekend. 

Route 36 bridge not expected until Wednesday

A Bailey bridge reestablishing transit on Route 36 near Penshurst, Limón, isn't expected to be ready until Wednesday, authorities said.

Storm Otto becomes hurricane off Costa Rica’s Caribbean coast

Hurricane Otto is the seventh of the 2016 Atlantic season and the latest hurricane formation on record in the Caribbean sea, the U.S. National Hurricane Center reported.

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