As Hurricane Otto relief efforts continue, a cold front brings additional rains to many parts of Costa Rica.
"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."
The small town of Bijagua has united to help its Hurricane Otto victims, as well as folks from nearby Upala.
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.
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.
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).
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).
On Thursday morning, Hurricane Otto is approaching the Caribbean coast as a Category 2 storm.