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Rainy weekend causes flooding, landslides in Costa Rica
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Rainy season
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Rainy weekend causes flooding, landslides in Costa Rica

The Tico Times - May 28, 2018

The National Emergency Commission, or CNE, declared a Green (informative) Alert for all of Costa Rica over the weekend due to heavy rains. As of Monday morning,…

The bird who rules Costa Rica, and the language of rain
Maeology
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Maeology
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The bird who rules Costa Rica, and the language of rain

The Tico Times - November 14, 2017

It was still pitch black when I sat up in bed, thoroughly annoyed. “What is that damned noise?” I asked my husband, on whom the incredible din…

Heavy rains flood several communities in three provinces
Costa Rica
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Costa Rica
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Heavy rains flood several communities in three provinces

L. Arias - June 20, 2017

Heavy rains and strong gusts of wind on Monday afternoon caused dozens of incidents including flooding, downed trees, flying roofs and power outages in three provinces, mainly in…

Costa Rica nearing record rainfall for May
Costa Rica
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Costa Rica
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Costa Rica nearing record rainfall for May

L. Arias - May 29, 2017

May will end with a rainfall surplus that beat all forecasts. Precipitation levels so far this month are close to breaking 15 years of rainfall records, the National Meteorological Institute…

Landslides block roads, cause losses at farms in Tilarán
Costa Rica
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Costa Rica
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Landslides block roads, cause losses at farms in Tilarán

L. Arias - May 26, 2017

The heavy rains affecting various regions of Costa Rica since Wednesday have resulted in landslides in the province of Guanacaste. Debris from the landslides blocked roads and caused…

Tropical wave increases rains over Costa Rica
Costa Rica
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Costa Rica
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Tropical wave increases rains over Costa Rica

L. Arias - May 25, 2017

A tropical wave that entered Costa Rican territory from the Caribbean Sea on Wednesday is increasing rainfall over several regions, the National Meteorological Institute (IMN) reported. The…

Repairs to sewers will close roads in downtown San José
Business
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Business
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Repairs to sewers will close roads in downtown San José

L. Arias - March 30, 2017

Motorists and pedestrians prepare: Traffic jams in downtown San José could get worse starting next week. The Water and Sewers Institute (AyA) will close roads to repair and replace some…

Water and Sewer Institute announces rationing plan for up to four months
Costa Rica
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Costa Rica
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Water and Sewer Institute announces rationing plan for up to four months

L. Arias - February 20, 2017

More than 200,000 residents of Costa Rica's Greater Metropolitan Area will face daily water rationing in periods ranging from 6-12 hours at a time during the coming months,…

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

Low rainfall in Central Valley, northern regions; La Niña still a no-show
Climate Change
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Climate Change
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Low rainfall in Central Valley, northern regions; La Niña still a no-show

L. Arias - August 30, 2016

An increase in rainfall levels expected for August due to the pending influence of a La Niña weather phenomenon did not occur, the National Meteorological Institute (IMN) confirmed. Earlier this year, the…