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Costa Rican capital hit by heavy rains, flash floods

The Tico Times - October 27, 2015

https://twitter.com/wazecr/status/659141318539673600 The rainy season might be on its way out but it certainly wanted leave us with something to remember. Thunderstorms doused the San José metro area…

Rumblings at Rincón de la Vieja Volcano prompt Red Cross mobilization
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Crime
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Rumblings at Rincón de la Vieja Volcano prompt Red Cross mobilization

The Tico Times - October 16, 2015

Recent activity at Costa Rica's Rincón de la Vieja Volcano has led the Red Cross to mobilize a small team to assess possible risks of flooding and…

Could new clues help locate an Argentine plane that disappeared in Costa Rica 50 years ago?
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Latin America
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Could new clues help locate an Argentine plane that disappeared in Costa Rica 50 years ago?

The Tico Times - September 23, 2015

Costa Rica's Talamanca Mountains are among the most remote places in Central America. Far from major cities, thick with tropical jungle, rivers, venomous snakes and cold mountaintops,…

3 US Coast Guard officers injured in lightning strike at Costa Rica’s Poás Volcano 
Environment and Wildlife
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Environment and Wildlife
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3 US Coast Guard officers injured in lightning strike at Costa Rica’s Poás Volcano 

The Tico Times - September 21, 2015

A lightning strike at Costa Rica's Poás Volcano Saturday afternoon left three U.S. Coast Guard officers hospitalized. A sudden thunderstorm passed over the popular tourist destination located 50 kilometers…

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…

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…

Rescue teams search for missing tourist in Jacó waters
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Missing Persons
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Rescue teams search for missing tourist in Jacó waters

The Tico Times - June 7, 2015

Update, Monday, 11:13 a.m.: The Tico Times attempted to clarify with the Red Cross the details of the "accident at sea," and the Red Cross responded by saying only that…

Santa Teresa lifeguards get creative to keep beaches safe
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Santa Teresa lifeguards get creative to keep beaches safe

Erin Morris - May 22, 2015

PLAYA SANTA TERESA, Puntarenas – On Sunday evening during Labor Day weekend, as the day’s last light was fading, Daniel Luján Mora had just helped a surfer…

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Body of drowned U.S. man found near Jacó, says Red Cross

The Tico Times - May 15, 2015

https://twitter.com/cruzrojacrc/status/599235339027263488 The Costa Rican Red Cross reported Friday morning that it had likely retrieved the body of a 34-year-old U.S. man who disappeared on Sunday afternoon, May 10.…